"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, September 27, 2013

the chili linsey brought over on wednesday {chase ate 3 bowls}

it's cold guys.
like i turned my furnace on this morning
when i got up to make brennan breakfast before school.
it smells like fall.
it feels like fall.
now all we need is october to mark our calendars to really get the harvest party started.
remember when i was complaining about not having any red tomatoes?
yeah, i don't have that problem anymore.
every four days=an entire colander full.
it's HEAVEN!!!
if only tomatoes could grow in the snow.
b/c yesterday was the first time since july 
that i've looked up onto the wasatch mountains and seen it there.
not tomatoes.
a blanket of white laid down while we slept.
the one time of year i wish i lived in the mountains.
fall leaves and snow.
nothing beats it.
today, it's snowing even more.
sean even called me while i was giving the kids an afternoon bath 
to tell me it was snowing.
he said.
on 13th east!
13th east!
and i  said
"no!!!! we're never going to get our family pictures done now!"
and he said,
on 13th east!
he didn't.
he really said,
let me know if they're on or off.
and then chase dumped an entire cup of water onto my legs and feet 
outside of the tub, and i told him i had to go.
so for lunch, 
we reheated up the chili linsey brought over on wednesday night.
julie's chili.
the one with brown sugar and olives.
that makes olives taste good.
b/c i don't like them in anything else.
ok, i like them on pizza.
i like to scoop my sour cream up with my fritos first.
i eat about half a bag of fritos scooping up sour cream before i even get to my chili.
then i usually eat three or four more after.
make it.
eat it.
add more cumin and chili powder if you fancy.

1lb ground beef or turkey
2oz diced green chilis
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper, or any color
1 minced clove garlic
red pepper flakes, if desired {try 1/8 tsp}
cumin and chili powder to taste 
{start with 1/2 tsp and work your way up}
26oz hunt's four cheese spaghetti sauce in can
15oz tomato sauce
1 quart tomatoes
30oz can kidney beans, drained
15oz black beans, drained
15oz pinto beans, drained
2 more oz diced green chilies
1 can corn, drained
1 can olives, drained and sliced/crushed
lemon pepper to taste if you have some
1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1. in a large pot, 
brown 1lb ground beef or turkey. 
drain, and return to pan.
2. STIR IN everything else.
3. simmer for 30 minutes.
makes a lot!
chase had 3 bowls.
brennan and max ate without a peep.
and like i said,
the olives tasted good.
which says a lot coming from me.
bottom's up:)

1 comment:

Amy said...

Isn't the changing of the season so magical? This right now is honestly my favorite time of the year. And I secretly was excited when it was snowing on me today. Shhh, don't tell, though.
Your tomatoes are mouthwatering, and that chili looks perfect. I am going to have to make it soon.