Saturday, October 30, 2010

Game Day

Husband's favorite team of all time is in the World Series.  That would be the Giants.  He remembers his father taking him and his brothers to games.  To him, the Giants are a very happy thing.

Here he is in San Fancsico watching his Giants.  Doesn't he look happy?

If your favorite team is in the World Series you should watch every second that you can.  These moments don't last; live in them when you can.  Get any enjoyment from them you can.   I mean really.

These are pictures I took of another Giants game we were able to attend in the past.  When?   A couple years ago?

He couldn't see the game on Thursday night because we needed to finish up a presentation for our final project for a class we were taking. 

Step-Son kept texting the results throughout the game.  Somewhat entertaining by itself. 

Chili Night tonight.  After the game.  This is a very flavorful chili, but not one that is spicy.  If you like that, pass the Tabasco bottle. 

I should mention that this recipe came from a Taste of Home magazine around 7 or 8 years ago.  I've changed it a bit, but not enough to claim it.

I'll likely freeze at least one quart mason jar of this (maybe 2) for other meals.  We like this for week night meals with bread and cheese.

Ground Beef Chili
3 pounds ground beef
1 medium red pepper, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped.
1 T. dry onion flakes
 2 cans (16 oz each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (29 oz) tomato sauce
1 jar (16 oz) salsa.  (I use Pace Picanti sauce, but use your favorite)
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 1/2 oz)  beef broth
2 cups water
1 T. chilli powder (Use 2 if you want)
2 T worcesterchire sauce
1T. dried basil
2 t. ground cumin
2 t. steak sauce (A-1)
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1 t. ground pepper

In a large pot, cook beef and vegetables until meat is no longer pink.  Drain any liquid.  Add remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until chili reaches desired thickness. 

Freeze leftovers for another meal or package left overs for lunch.  This makes a big pot of chili and freezes well if you wish.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! We don't usually enjoy those moments like we should, good advice! Happy Halloween!