Following Boomama's rules of "it must be hearty" I am going with a chili recipe I got years ago. I like it because the sausage jazzes it up and I can cook it on the stove quickly or in the Crockpot all day.
We like to eat it with corn chips and lots of shredded cheese. I personally like sour cream as well but I am alone in that preference in our household.
1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1-1/2--2.0 cups of water
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
1 can (15oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes, UNdrained
1 envelope chili seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef, pork, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
Add all other ingredients except for toppings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through. Garnish as desired.
8-10 servings if you don't use big servings. Adjust water as needed to reach desired thickness.
***** Head on over to Boomama's for other great hearty soups. No wimps allowed!*****
It was 5 o'clock, and the little buggers said they were hungry --over and over and over and over and over. The cupboards were bare. BUT this day, the day you had planned to take Kroger by storm, you ended up running Junior's lunch to him at school instead of getting groceries. You also took Sue to see the doctor because she coughed all night. You then stopped by the pharmacy, just making it home in time to lay your cranky two-year-old down for the afternoon nap. There was no time to shop.
The best solution to this problem that I have encountered was from a wonderful friend and neighbor, BestBug. Our usual 5 p.m. conversation goes something like this:
BB: "Do you have dinner planned yet?" MB: "Uh, no. Do you?" BB: " No, haven't even thought about it." MB: "Wanna order pizza together? I have a buy-one-get-one-free coupon."
Little did I know that this time the conversation would go something like this:
BB: "Do you have dinner planned yet?" MB: "Uh, no." BB: "Here's a gallon of homemade vegetable soup. "
Only a stupid person would say "no thanks, I'll order pizza again". I am not stupid! I took that soup and RAN.
Unfortunately, if you don't have a BestBug in your life, you may have to settle for a 'popcorn night'. We pop loads of popcorn and cut up fruit, veggies, cheese, or whatever we have on hand and watch a movie.
Have you ever been a BestBug to someone and shared your dinner with them? Try it sometime. Knock their socks off with an unexpected dinner offer. You'll make their night!
I introduced Doodlebug and Ticklebug to Calvin and Hobbes this weekend. DB can read it and TB is having fun looking at the pictures when there is no one to read it to him.
Ticklebug likes the ones in which Calvin pretends he is a spaceman. Doodlebug likes the "gross" ones as she puts it. Basically, the ones involving toilets, bugs, worms, vomiting and general "potty" themes. It is cool to see their sense of humor and ability to "get" a joke develop.
I have a great Husband of 10 years-- Daddybug. We are the proud parents of 3 little buggers-- Doodlebug (8), Ticklebug (6), and Snugglebug (3).
I am a SAHM who thinks every day should begin and/or end with a Diet Coke with vanilla from Sonic.