Thursday on the Homestead
Gray and wet describes this morningâ€™s weather.. I think it might be like that all day. Well the rain is very needed so I wonâ€™t complain (yet.. haa..haa..)
Tobin took today off and him and I are going into the big city to do some shopping and spend the day together.
The girls will handle life here at home. Not sure what they will do about dinner.. probably homemade tomato soup and sandwiches of some kind.
We tried a new recipe the other night that was so good. It was from my friend Ashli over on my message board (and recently a fellow blogger here ). She has her own rendition of
I thought I would share the recipe. I doubled it for my family and served it over roasted potatoes (I cut the potatoes up into tiny pieces and put them in a casserole dish. Cover them with olive oil, salt lightly and bake uncovered at 350 to 400 degrees - depends on how much time you want it take.. the lower the temp the longer it cooks-, checking and stirring until they are cooked and slightly brown).
Here is Ashliâ€™s 5-way
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin (or hamburger of your choice)
2 medium onions chopped up
minced garlic to taste
Chili powder to taste
1 celery chopped up nicely
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (trust me, it's good!)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
pinch of allspice
pepper to taste
diced tomatoes, about 2 cups or so
tomato sauce - 8 ounces - bought or homemade
about 1 cup of water[/li]
You'll need some spaghetti, extra diced onion, some cheddar cheese that's been shredded really nice, and some beans - pinto or red kidney, or whatever you like the best.
I've made the chili in the crock pot to cook all day and then made spaghetti later in the evening to make a quick and delicious meal, and the chili lasts all weekend for toppings for everything from noodles to burgers to hot dogs. This is one of my meals during the weekend fast foods because it works well alone or with other foods, and lasts in the warm crock pot!
Thanks Ashli for the recipe!
Well hubby just informed me he wants to leave soon and I still need to get ready!! LOL..