Monday, October 27, 2014

Southwestern Turkey Chili

Hi Dee Ho there my peeps!!!

Yes it's true, I actually have a recipe for you today!!   Even more surprising, I have a couple more for you this week too!

Before we start cooking let's play catch up on the 'state of the nation' around here.   Hubster started a new job in August and he was supposed to be working out of town Monday thru Friday until early October then he would be working from home pretty much every day after that.  Things change and he's enjoying the new challenges of the job and now he'll be out of town Sunday evening thru Thursday evening every week until February.   Reason I'm telling you this.....I'm the only one here besides the dog and I'm not cooking very much.  Apparently I'm existing on various dips and snacks but after a couple months of that well even I'm tired of chips and salsa.  Shock and Awe I know!!!
Anywho I've decided to eat an actual meal now and then and then also have some decent food cooked for when Hubster is home.  He has to eat out Sunday evening thru Thursday evening so I finally figured out if I took some time to cook a few things during the week then I would have something decent to eat occasionally and he wouldn't have to eat out while home.

Last week I saw a recipe for Turkey Chili on the interwebs someplace and thought "hey, that might be pretty good".  I've also been craving chili and it's been 90 degrees here so it's definitely not fall weather in North Texas.  My internal appetite must think we are actually experiencing fall and be demanding chili.

Before we start I made you a printable too.  Yay!! Go Me!!!

Cast of Characters

1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (1.25-oz.) envelope chili seasoning mix
1 (12-oz.) can beer
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt

Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the onion, garlic, red pepper and green pepper. Sauté' until tender or about 5 minutes.  

Add the ground turkey and packet of chili seasoning mix.  Stir well to combine.

Cook until turkey meat is browned.

Looking yummoooooo!!!

Pour in can of beer and let simmer about 5 minutes.

Add corn, black beans and tomatoes to slow cooker then add in meat mixture. 
Cover and set on LOW then cook for 6 hours. 

Serve it up with your favorite toppings.


In case you wondered, this also freezes quite well.
And here's the handy dandy printable one more time for ya!

So there you go, the burning question has been answered, I still know how to cook!!
Hope you enjoy this lightened up version of chili and take a few minutes to prep then pop it in the slow cooker before you head out the door and have dinner ready for the family when you get home.
And hopefully you are actually experiencing fall weather where you are and maybe just maybe one day, we'll have fall here too!!!

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go see what the heck is going on with my Cowboys!!!

Peace, Love & Chili!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday Tumblings

Hi dee ho my peeps!!!

It's been a crazy few weeks so I thought I would do a post for you guys and update you on the craziness around this place.

First of all, I don't even watch Dancing with the Stars but apparently this happened last night and that alone makes my day!!!   You go Carlton!

I can only apologize for the lack of cooking around here and tell you that it's Hubsters fault.  :-)
Actually Hubster is still working out of town all week long and is only home on the weekends and we just haven't been cooking because we've just been so busy.  Busy doing fun things but busy none the less.   While he's gone during the week I've mostly been eating popcorn, salsa & chips, cereal or ice cream for dinner.  Yeah, I'm up for healthy wife of the year award.  ugggh   

Last week weekend we decided that we were going to work a trip into the State Fair this year and somewhere along the line I got the brilliant idea to have a yard sale.   I thought hey, lets have a yard sale, get rid of some of the stuff we never should have moved and raise the money to cover every ones admission ticket to the Fair.  At 17 bucks a person that's no small feat but I thought surely I can raise $102 at a yard sale.  Well honestly by about noon we were only about $20 in profit and I began to really think my goal wasn't realistic at all.  However business plodded along all day and by the end of the day around 5 pm we had managed to raise about $225 plus the tamales the guy sold us!  

Since I knew Friday was going to involve a yard sale, picking up Hubster at DFW airport, picking up Abogg at Love Field, the arrival of Abogg's girlfriend and then cleaning up after the yard sale I decided to pop a roast in the crock pot so we'd have Italian Beef sandwiches for dinner.  You can find the recipe right here.  It's a good thing I had something ready because Merebear had to go get her dad at the airport because I was still yard sale-ing it and then Abogg's flight got delayed but we got the yard sale stuff cleaned up and some dinner stuffed into our bellies in time to all pile in the truck and surprise Abogg at the airport.

Saturday morning we were off to the fair.  This was also the first trip ever to the State Fair for Miss AprilMayJune and I think she's a fan for sure!

Here's a few clips from the weekend!

AprilMayJune and I at the Cupcake wines booth.  We're the smart ones of the bunch!!

We tried to get a pic with Big Tex when we arrived but the sun wasn't being very cooperative.

Then a nice guy offered to get a picture of all of, he kind of cut Big Tex out of the photo

It's really worth going to the Fair just for these and I had two.
Oh yes I did!!!   I'm not even sorry.

I WANTED to sit in the new 2015 Mustang but nooooo they had it all roped off. 
However I need to figure out how to make this my next car.

Of course I'd really really really rather have the new Corvette but there's a wee bit of a price difference.  That car was soooooo comfortable and I fell in love. See you in my dreams little car.

Husband found some dancing ladies that he decided to join in with since he was dressed like them!

Time for the pig races!

Next to the corny dogs the pig races are the best!

We took a ride on the Texas Star just at sunset.

Here's the Texas Star at night behind the midway.

And here's Big Tex waving good night to us.
Thanks Big Tex, we had a great day at the fair!

And this time next week I'll have finished up a trip on this boat in Destin.  
I can't wait, I just can't wait!

Now if you will excuse me I think I will actually go get out of my PJ's now and see what kind of mischief the dog and I can get into.  

Speaking of the dog,  this is what he looks like when he's not sleeping.
This is his "feed me" face. 

Ohhh Winston, you're a mess!!!

Don't forget that it's time for this tonight!!

Peace, Love & Corny Dogs!

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