Monday, September 3, 2007

Scrap Chili

It could also be called Red and White Chili - a little bit of ingredients for red chili, a little bit for white chili.

I'm to the point in the kitchen where there are very few food items left and really no money to go grocery shopping. So dinner today...interesting. I did brown 3 whole pounds of ground beef the other day, so that it would be ready to use. So I threw it in the slow cooker along with a can of whole tomatoes, a can of white navy beans, 1/2 an onion, some chili powder, cumin and oregano. Oh yeah, and I threw in the rest of some shredded cheese - a mix of mozzarella and Parmesan instead of the usual cheddar. The result is pretty good. I was going to be really creative and make a cornbread mix to cook on top of it, you know, like the dumplings on top of chicken and dumplings, but I'm not that brave. And I didn't want to ruin the chili if it didn't work. So if I do make some cornbread it will be in the oven like always.

Now for dinner the rest of the week...I'll have to get creative. That and make the meals that I had planned to make last week but didn't make because we went out to eat.


Abby said...

I call it Depression eating! You know, when I use everything possible in the kitchen and pantry without going to the store. I agree - it makes for some interesting meals. (We end up eating stir-fry and rice quite often!)

Anne said...

I must say, Abby, that I quite enjoy your site and I'm disappointed that I only just found it when you're having to take a break. Bummer...I look forward to your return.

Abby said...

Sorry about that! My husband decided against grad school this month, so he's job hunting, and I have two jobs myself. Between that, my sister's wedding and our home remodel I'm about to lose my hair ... and my sanity!

It's less than a month until I return now, though. Don't give up on me! (We're finally getting Internet at our house Thursday - we've been remodeling our study, slowly, and blogging from anywhere I can find a computer was killer. So glad that's almost over!)

LauraSuz said...

It's was good, Anne! Really good.