Posts tagged ‘recipes’

October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Chili

Today was about 15 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. Surprisingly, I didn’t mind it! Only because I had a comfort food in mind. This comfort food included pumpkin. Surprised? I didn’t think you all would mind since you said to bring it on the other day!

Pumpkin Chili (Vegetarian)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground all spice
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, yellow pepper in oil until tender.
  • Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until heated through. 
  • Top with extras
I added a dollop of greek yogurt and more parsley. Then I realized I had leftover cornbread in the freezer (from exactly a month ago!!) so I defrosted it in the microwave and added to the top as well.

Oh man, you guys have to try this. I never thought vegetarian chili could taste so good!

I’m sure you guys have seen this video of the little girl singing Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass song, right?

WELL, she got to meet Nicki Minaj AND sing with her – Her reaction is priceless.

I am obsessed with them!

Last thing for today’s post – I saw this on Facebook and thought it was funny so I’d share.

I got beautiful, pretty and broke – Ha!

QUESTIONS: What were the first 3 words you saw?

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October 10, 2011

I did it!

Anyone else have today off? I kept thinking I had to work today since Adam got up at the normal time and then it hit me…DUH, I have off today! Now I just need to figure out what to do with my time without hurting my bank account 😉

Last night I did a couple of things…

Number 1:

I revamped my recipes page! I hope it will be a lot easier for people to search for what they are looking for!

Number 2:

I had a major fail while baking. I attempted to make Gracie’s Cake Batter Blondies and they turned out looking like this

I tried to use applesauce instead of oil, egg whites instead of whole eggs and almond milk in place of milk and clearly this wasn’t a recipe to mess with. Gracie’s looked like this

Note to self: Not everything can be healthified! At least the batter tasted good 😉

Number 3:

I roasted my first chicken!

It took 3 hours…but it was worth it. I took Jessica’s advice and covered it in salt, pepper and olive oil. Simple and delicious. This chicken was 7 pounds!!! So we have plenty of leftovers…

Any ideas for leftover chicken recipes?? I’m thinking soup, quesadillas and bbq chicken sandwiches!

Now it’s time for breakfast and since I have a little extra time I’m on my hands I made a fall favorite

2 toasted whole wheat waffles, baked apples & raisins with cinnamon, spread with some pumpkin cream cheese and drizzled with a bit of syrup. Now maybe I need a nap. I love days off!

QUESTIONS: What should I make with all of the leftover chicken we have? Link a recipe if you have a good one 🙂