Thursday, November 12, 2009
Flashback and Foodie Friday ~Spring Forward
As fall seems to be quickly moving into winter here..maybe it's time to flash forward to Spring! I might have shown the Skagit Valley tulip fields before, but they are worth revisiting over and over again!
The day I was there in Spring of 2008 it was a gray day
But the fields of color
Were sunshine enough for me!
With a mountain backdrop
I walked past row and row
Of the little soldiers standing up to rain and the chill
Regal and elegant
As far as the eye could see
It was certainly
An awe inspiring sight!
And more tulips!
I hope this dose of spring will get you through a few chilly days this fall and winter :-) Feel free to bookmark and come tiptoeing through the tulips with me when the snow is blowing outside.
So coming back to reality...anybody need a big bowl of chili?
1 lb of ground meat
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 tsp or to taste Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
2 cans kidney beans or black beans
1/4 cup chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
A few dashes of hot sauce - I like the Chipotle Tabasco
1 can Rotel tomatoes with chiles
1 small can tomato sauce
1 sm can green chiles
2 small cans sliced mushrooms or fresh if you have them
2 cups water - you may need to add more depending on how thick or thin you like it
Brown ground meat with onions, peppers and garlic. I like to throw a little Tony's seasoning on the meat while it cooks and then add more to the chili later if needed. Drain ground meat, then add the rest of the ingredients. Cook for at least 30 minutes, but longer if you have the time. Adjust seasoning to taste.
If you have a flashback you'd like to share please post your link below.
I'm participating in Foodie Friday this week. Go check out all of the other great posts at Designs by Gollum
Don't forget about the great chocolate dipping event my friend Marsha is having in December..check out my sidebar for details!