Monday, October 26, 2009


I love soup and now that fall is setting in we're eating one kind of soup or stew weekly if not more often.
Here is my Chili recipe. I kind of made it up so I don't have exact measurements and I didn't write it down so I'm hoping that my horrible memory will remember it...

1 lb. Ground beef cooked and drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced green chilies
2 cans of beans (I used black and white kidney, any work.)
1 T. Chili powder
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. Cumin
1 t. Onion powder
1 t. Salt
1 t. Pepper

Mix all ingredients in a pot and heat through. This is great served with corn bread.
The spices are not exact measurements. I just guessed, so you'll have to do it all to taste.
You can also add about 2 T. liquid smoke to your chili if you want a smokey taste. It's found with the condiments.
You can use any meat you want, ground Turkey, chicken, beef chunks, whatever your preference.
Like I said I used a couple of different beans in my chili, but you can use any kind you like.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autumn Pork Chops

1 TBS vegetable oil
4-5 pork chops ( cut 3/4" thick)
1 CAN of cream of celery soup
1/2 CUP apple juice or water (I use apple juice)
2 TBS spicy brown mustard
1 TBS honey
generous DASH of pepper

1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add chops and cook 10 minutes or until browned. Set aside, pour off fat.

2. Add soup, juice, mustard, honey and pepper. Bring to a boil and return the chops to the pan. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until chops are no longer pink.

We serve this over rice with some kind of veggie and salad on the side. Super good!