As the sun was setting and the warm glow was shining in my kitchen I was running to get my camera. It was time to start dinner but the sunlight and the reflection of the bananas and the robin’s eggs in my granite island stole my attention. Nothing new.
Isn’t the reflection amazing? And my counter is actually quite dusty...don't be fooled! I certainly didn't have time to dust it or I would have missed the shot. Not that I didn't think of it!
Back on track…..tonight is Chili night. I love when my guys say that they want chili because it is easy, quick, inexpensive and I usually always have the ingredients on hand. Best of all, we can get 3 nights of dinners. Whoohoo! As you can see below, I make a huge pot.
What you will need: One yellow onion, 2-3 stalks of celery - sliced, 1lb Italian seasoned turkey meat, 4 cans of beans (your choice). I like to use (1 red kidney bean,1 pinto bean, 1 chili bean & 1 black bean), 1 cup frozen corn (optional), 1 large can petite diced tomatoes, 1 package chili mix, 3 cups water.
Sautee onion and celery, add meat and brown. Once the meat is browned, add the rest of the ingredients (do not drain the beans) and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Top the Chili with shredded cheddar and a dollop of sour cream! Bon Appetite!
The second night you can top a large baked potato with the leftover chili and the fixin’s!
Third night and my favorite, (Chili Salad). Fill a bowl with crisp shredded iceberg lettuce and top it with the chili and cheese! Kind of like a taco salad ....YUM!
During these tough economic times, these three meals are filling and very inexpensive to serve ~ yet they are still nutritious.