Betsy Whitt

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Chilly Outside – Chili Inside

In light of the recent bout of frigid we’ve had here, I thought it was past time to make some chili, so I headed to the store this morning to pick up the ingredients we don’t usually stock in the kitchen and set to work.   

Here’s the first picture that’s at all interesting (i.e. not just chopped peppers):

That’s onion, red bell pepper, garlic, a whole host of spices, and two pounds of meat. This time around it’s 1/2 beef and 1/2 ground turkey. We’ll see if it’s as good as usual, but we had the turkey hanging about and it’s healthier and all that, so if it works that’s great.

After browning the meat, I added a bit of salt, dark red kidney beans, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes with the juice, and after a bit of cooking we get this:

It’s almost done cooking, but I’m going to let it cool and sit overnight to let the flavors marinate. We’ll have it for dinner tomorrow night, and eat the leftovers for quite a while. Yay chili!

And now my writing day starts. I know I’m not the only one who’s observed this, but it’s sort of nice to have a writers’ strike for tv, because there’s nothing to watch that’s good enough to make that a better option than writing.

Ta ta!



  1. That looks great! And you’re going to let it sit while you write…what a wonderfully soul-nourishing set of activities!

  2. There will be some when you visit in a few weeks, Mom :)

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