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Four Foods on Friday #58

I'm exhausted, so I'm just going to do this quickly and go to bed. I'll have a better entry sometime over the weekend. Probably not tomorrow night - Chris and I are actually going out! A great local band, Sticktime, is playing at Champions and we're going to go see them. One of the members is in my neighborhood, and another is a friend of mine who is a staff member at Becca's school. Should be a fun night.

Here are this week's questions:

#1. Does your family usually eat meals in the kitchen or somewhere else?

Usually at the kitchen table, but once in a while (like pizza night or make-your-own) we'll just sit in the living room and watch TV together.

#2. Who usually does the dishes in your house?

I do, but I think it's getting time to show the girls...

#3. What’s your favorite small appliance or tool in the kitchen?

My Kitchenaid stand mixer, definitely!

#4. This one’s for my son. Share a recipe for chili.

I've posted this one before:

Trader Joe's Turkey Chili


1 package (about a pound) of ground turkey
2 cans Trader Joe's Marinated Bean Salad
2 jars Trade Joe's Three-Pepper Salsa
Various spices


Brown the ground turkey; rinse and drain. Add the bean salad (undrained) and the salsa. Then add whatever spices you like. I use chili powder, cumin, salt and then I add some sliced green onion. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve with cornbread.

This is a recipe Chris's mom gave me. It's originally made on the stove, but I adapted it for the crockpot:

Crockpot chili


1 pound of ground beef, browned and drained
24 ounces of V-8 (I use the spicy flavor)
1 envelope of onion soup mix
1 can of beans, drained and rinsed (you can use whatever are your favorite; I use pinto)
3-4 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Couple drops of hot sauce
1 can of diced tomatoes (I use spicy; use whatever you like)


Mix everything except the can of tomatoes together in crockpot. Cook on low for about 3-4 hours. Stir in tomatoes (undrained) and cook for about 10-15 minutes longer. Serve with cornbread.
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