After last week's snow we stayed in over the weekend and I just kept the kitchen warm the past few days with the crockpot, the oven and some candles. I was in the mood for making all those winter comfort foods.
Here's why my pie plates and crockpot are tired.
There's that hand again trying to get into the chicken pot pie.
Cranberry Pie. Instead of cranberries I used frozen peaches from the summer and omitted the orange extract. Very sweet.
1 diced tomato fresh or frozen
1 can routelle with chili
2 -15 oz cans tomato sauce
1 medum onion chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1 can of white kidney beans rinsed
1 can of red kidney beans rinsed
1lb of cooked ground beef (optional)
dash of chili powder
1/8 teaspoon of cumin
1/8 teaspoon coriander.
I apologize if the quantities are a little sketchy. I have been making it enough that I forgot to write down exactly what goes into the chili. If using ground beef cook it in a pan first till it's brown. Otherwise omit it all together. I use about 1 tomato but since it's winter and I don't buy any I have a bag full of diced tomatoes in the freezer and just grab a handful of those. As for the spices. If you like it hot add more chili. The cumin and coriander I'm guessing about 1/8 teaspoon but if you like add more. Put everything in the crock pot and set it on high and cook for about 3 1/2 - 4 hours. Enjoy with fresh bread or with a little rice.
-Phew finally this is done afer 2 frustrating days with blogger.
-I finished reading The Red Garden. It was awesome perfect for these snowy days when yo want to curl up with a good book you can't put down.
-Hoping to share my chicken pot pie recipe and do a tutorial on Tunisian crochet.
-After all this frustrating internet and snow as well trying to upkeep the home and my messy library/office I read this post. My friend sent me the link and I have been meaning to read her blog and realize I have nothing to complain about.