November 11th: Veterans Day..While in the morning I somberly remembered my Grandfathers, and their brothers who have served. I also remember our Angel girl.. who fought a different war, a war against Medical Discrimination and Gene Discrimination. Although I think of her daily, I was a wreck most of the morning.
Today we used our instant pot to "bake" potatoes. Then the piper mashed them and made "his special recipe" for garlic mash. They were delicious!
November 12th: BONE BROTH.. I make bone broth almost weekly, this time I accidently made it with too much water. I am used to having bones from 2 chickens in the pot, not one.. So I messed up. Owell, I just won't have to dilute it before using it. I got 4 quarts total, normally I get 4 quarts from 2 birds.
November 14th: LAST day of week #2, and wow Guess what I did??? I messed up!! I forgot to read both sides of my recipe card.. So I tripled my recipe for Chili but... ok, so I tripled the meat, but I have to multiply everything else by 6 !! WOOPS So ya..
BEST CHILI EVER
2 tablespoons bacon grease or oil
1/2 cup water
1 pound ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey or pork, whatever you like)
1 cup chopped onion (I use 1 whole small or medium)
2 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cumin
4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced (the more the merrier for us!)
2 - 15 ounce cans tomato sauce (or 1 - 29 ounce can)
2 - 16 ounce cans beans (pinto, cannellini, black, garbanzo, whatever you like)
2 cups bone broth, stock or water
Heat oil and water in a stockpot a minute. Gently cook meat with onion until no longer pink, and water has mostly boiled off. While meat is cooking, add prepared poblano and broth to blender, and blend to almost smooth. If you don't have a garlic press, then add to blender. Add spices to meat and let warm for 2 minutes, then add the rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower heat, partially cover pan and simmer 45 minutes. Makes about 3 to 4 quarts
CROCK POT: Follow directions above until you have warmed spices. While meat is cooking, place beans, tomato sauce, 2 prepared poblanos and broth mix, garlic, oregano if you didn't put in with meat. When meat is done, add to crock pot, give a stir. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours, Low 4 to 6 hours.
We also use this chili for making quesadillas: tortillas, chili and cheese.
We put chili on half the tortilla, top with cheese, fold empty side over the cheese and fry in butter on each side until golden brown.. My FAVORITE meal growing up.
It's dinner time!!!!!