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Good morning all,
I thought I'd post a nice winter recipe and give you all an update. Normally I post recipes in my group spice goddess here on RD but since I want to include updated I will post it here instead.
In central Illinois is has been so cold lately. Below zero Temps and negative windchills. We've had winter weather advisories as well as windchill advisories and windchill warnings. We haven't gotten much snow yet just really really cold.
Definitely layering weather for coats two pair of pants or coveralls.
We also had the 12 week ultrasound and our first ultrasound for our baby yesterday. Baby was very active rolling around, kicking and waving at us almost the whole time. Heart rate was 147 and it was good and strong. It was a really exciting day. I found a nice fleece sleeper that was one size yesterday one of the zero to 9 months ones it was blue and had polar bears on it. I went ahead and got it for baby because with baby being born in the summer I figure we won't be able to find many winter things until we absolutely need them. So I want to have a few warm things for baby. And with these being 0 to 9 months they will most likely get some good wear to them before baby out grows them.
Here's the chili recipe. I have been making this chili my whole life but I have modified it from my dad's recipe:
In the crock pot put in:
1 can of kidney beans
1 can chili beans
1 can black beans
1 chopped green pepper
1 chopped red pepper
1/2 red onion diced
1 pound ground beef (lean) or ground turkey or you can use deer meat
11/2 tablespoons of ground chili powder
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
A dash of red pepper flakes
I add low sodium tomato juice until it is my desired thickness. We like it kind of thick so I just guess. It's probably about 2 cups or half a big can or more depending on what you like.
I cook it on low for 8 hours.
This is perfect for a cold day or week. Growing up my dad would make a pot and we'd eat chili for a week.
I add cheese and sour cream my bowl of chili! You can also serve with peanut butter sandwhiches, grilled cheese sandwhiches or corn bread.
Enjoy, happy new year blessings to all!
Ms. Witch

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Comment by Flammeous {De Empress} on January 9, 2015 at 9:25

Chili is one of my favorites!  There's a couple of additions to your recipe that I wouldn't mind trying out; the black beans and cumin.  Otherwise it's near the same.  Wish I could put mine in a crockpot too, but it simply isn't big enough for the family who loves chili.


- Flammeous

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