Southern Comfort Chili

Southern Comfort Chili

What’s not to love about chili and cornbread? I got this recipe from my husbands family and fell in love with it. It is the easiest chili recipe I have ever made and the best I have ever had. Don’t be fooled with how simple it is to make. This Chili is bursting with flavor. You can cook this in a pot on the stove or leave it simmering all day in the crockpot. Either way you will have a delicious supper all ready for you and your hungry family after a busy day.

Tomato Juice 64oz.

Bush’s Chili Beans 27 oz. x2

Chili Powder 1Tablespoon

2 pounds of ground meat (mix it up and use your favorite ground meat, the original recipe is of course beef)

shredded cheese (for topping)

corn chips (for topping)

Above are the ingredients you will need. (I forgot to put the chili powder in the picture.) I use half ground beef and half ground chicken but you can use all beef or all chicken of course. I have found that even using half chicken almost illuminates heart burn without giving up any flavor.

Step 1.

Place your ground meat and a Tablespoon of Chili Powder in a kettle and brown your ground meat. (You can get a covered cast iron kettle similar to the one above. Covered Cast Iron Kettle

Step 2.

Drain the meat well of its grease.

Step 3.

Next place all of the ingredients in the kettle or crockpot. I recommend using a lot less of the juice if you are cooking this in the crockpot.

Step 4.

Now just let it cook on low all day. I use the stove option if I am at home and can stir it occasionally. If i am going to be gone all day I put it in the crockpot. When I come home I make some cornbread and supper is ready.

Step 5.

Now you can put this chili in your favorite bowl, top with shredded cheese and corn chips, and enjoy.

chili printable

Enjoy,

Vinyasamama

 

Easy Valentines Candy

Hello Beautiful People,

Happy Valentines Day! I made a few valentine treats for my family and they seemed to enjoy them. These are easy and fast with very little mess so it’s perfect for a busy mom. You could make these up real quick while the kids are in bed or even do it as a project together.

Let’s get started.

Ingredient List-  

You can get all these things at the grocery store or click  on any of the underlined products to go to Amazon.

White melting wafers

Chocolate chips

Sprinkles

Pretzel rods

Pretzels

Coconut (optional)

Red food coloring

Strawberries

Lollipop sticks

Freezer or wax paper

Above is a picture of a super easy way to melt chocolate. Just put the chocolate in a heat resistant container and place in hot water in the crockpot. Turn the crockpot on high and it will melt as you prepare the strawberries.

Next cut the tops of these and stick lollipop sticks into them. I was going for heart shaped here but after the chocolate was on they didn’t reall turn out like I wanted. (See it’s real life over here.)

I thought this was pretty (yah I’m weird like that).

At this point I sort of got caught up in it and didn’t take many pics but just dip your pretzels and strawberries in the chocolate then add sprinkles, coconut, or whatever else you like. I tinted a bit of the white to pink and drizzled it over some of them. Put them on the paper, let them cool (if you can wait).

Enjoy!

 

Vinyasamama out…