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Hi there friends!!
I cannot believe I am blogging. What is blogging? Ha ha ha!
It has been such a nice break from EVERYTHING. But I definitely MISSED YOU GUYS!
We have SOOOO MUCH to catch up on! Let’s do COFFEE SOON!
To get back in the blog groove I thought I would share a chili recipe I made today. It is cold, rainy (turning snowy) here in West Texas and chili just HITS THE SPOT.
Texas Beans & Chili:
((please note I always create Hodge Podge Chili – meaning I always add a little of this and a little of that. But this is my basic recipe.))
1 lb ground beef (you can use 2 lbs, I just only defrosted 1 lb)
1 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
8 oz can tomato sauce
8 oz can whole tomatoes
15 oz can kidney beans
15 oz pinto beans
small can of chopped green chiles
3 T chili powder
1 t ground cumin
1 t ground oregano
1 t salt
pinch of red pepper flakes (you can use cayenne pepper, but I was out!)
6-8 cups of water (depending on your pan size)
pinch of cornmeal ((I didn’t have any other “thickener” on hand—I don’t even know if it worked LOL!))
Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Toast garlic until slightly browned. Add meat and brown. Drain excess fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on medium for 2 hours or longer. I let my cook all afternoon and revel in all the yummo smells in my house.
It is DELISH!!
Have a WONDERFUL and WARM day!
I captured Miss Donna’s college graduation pictures a few weeks ago and wanted to share all the cute fun we had. She graduated from Sul Ross State University this past weekend from the Vocational Nursing program. BIGTIME congratulations to her on her AWESOME accomplishment.
We had SO MUCH fun!
Happy Monday EVERYONE!