Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chili Con Carne

Randal and I have different ways of eating our chili, he has it in a bowl topped with cheese and eats it with crackers, I like it how I grew up eating it, on a bed of rice with jacobs cream crackers. Either way, this recipe makes pretty tasty chili!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon candy krisp jalapenos (optional, I added them because the hubby loves them)
2 cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 cinnamon stick
Dash of ground cloves
Shake of worcester sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1.In a medium sized pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute onion,garlic and green pepper until soft. Add ground beef and cook until meat is browned.
2.Pour in tomatoes, tomato sauce and all of the seasonings.
3. Transfer to crock pot and cook for 6-8 hours, adding the beans for the last 2 hours.
4.Remove cinnamon stick before serving

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Cheese potato and smoked sausage casserole

Tuesday: Chili con carne with rice

Wednesday: BLT's with avocado and soup

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner - eggs, bacon, hash browns and fried tomatoes

Friday: Taco pasta and salad

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: I have to make a meatloaf for the hubby to take to his works Tuesday pot luck lunch, so I'm making an extra one for dinner, so meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas

Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken and jasmine rice

Wednesday: I have my citizenship ceremony, so we are going to dinner at Perry's to clelebrate my new American citizenship!

Thursday: Spag bol, salad and parker house rolls

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, September 13, 2010

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

The hubby has a pot luck lunch at work every tuesday, so I made these for him to take last week.

See the recipe over at Picky Palate

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Chicken carbonara and salad

Tuesday: Cowboy casserole and french beans

Wednesday: Orange chicken and jasmine rice

Thursday: Hamburgers, shells and cheese and fruit salad

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, September 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

It's been about a month since I last menu planned or posted anything on this blog, but I now finally have a working camera for the first time since we moved, and even though most of my kitchen equipment is still in storage I am over the frustration of that and can't wait to start posting recipes again.

Before I get to the menu plan, I have to share the latest picture of our new house. In just a month it has gone from an empty lot to this:

Anyway, on to this weeks menu plan...

Monday: Cranberry glazed pork roast, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans

Tuesday: Texas bbq ribs, herby potato salad and corn on the cob

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Shepherds pie and salad

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie