So this is my world famous chili recipe. It’s a crockpot chili too! But it’s a big crock pot chili recipe.
I’m going to put this recipe in print because I’m making it this week, I’m going to add pictures as I make it later, and I need to make it easily shareable!
2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
3 cans of petite diced tomatoes
1 cup of medium salsa
1 can of corn (drained)
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of ranch dressing mix
Cumin to taste (I added that and I haven’t figured out what I use exactly for the precise dose)
(Also, I add 8oz of cream cheese. This makes it white and super yummy and it’s optional.)
Cook on low 7-8hrs in the crockpot!
I like to top it with Hint of Lime chips, sour cream, Mexican cheese, more salsa, shredded lettuce…
Leftovers I usually make pinwheels with tortillas and more cream cheese!
Two meals! One crock.
Disclaimer: we’ve moved into my inlaws because we’re building a house and our house sold too fast. We’ll be here about 3 months. I love my inlaws and my husband. They are the best!
Day 12: Hubby et. al grabbed groceries on his way home from worked and bought himself…..pizza rolls*
This is apparently a death trap for no officially diagnosed diverticulitis. I didn’t catch on the subtle comments at first.
So while sitting down to watch Deadpool as a family (see upcoming post 😬), my husband made himself some pizza rolls.
“Oh that’s no good for his stomach issues.” (He had one tummy ache)
“You can’t eat those things Hubby et. al. They are so unhealthy.” (He knew that when he bought them)
So while sitting next to my mil, she Facebooks me this:
No warning. No explanation. No comment afterward.
As she and I sat next to each other on the love seat.
Or at least I like to tell myself that…I also tell my husband that…and the kids. They pretend to agree. That’s why I love ’em!
Anyways, I’d like to share some tricks of the trade we call “stay-at-home mother & wife.” To you, this may be well known facts, but to me they were earth shattering revelations.
Note the picture above. A wooden spoon on top of a pot with boiling water, will never overflow! As demonstrated in this picture. Don’t know why, it’s just the way it is.
Also, did you know that adding salt to water does NOT speed up the boiling point. It’s an old wives tale. A college chemistry teacher taught me that and I literally called bullshit on him in the middle of class.
Pasta salads. My mom failed at passing these little tidbits down to me, but always make your pasta salads the day before! (I heart making things the day before anyways, so I’ve mastered pasta salads.) The pasta absorbs your dressing, so in the morning, you’ll need to add more dressing. The dressing absorbed pasta is super yummy!
It’s true. It’s the way to a mans heart. My hubby loves to pig out for Father’s Day. And you all know how I like to prep the day before an event (then I can enjoy the guest and the day too), so I spent my Saturday in the kitchen. Like a good little wife. Coincidentally barefoot. Empty uterus, though.
Here’s some of our grub:
Everyone has a family recipe for these things. If not, here. Take mine and once your fam has tasted one, it’s instant addiction.
- 2 packages of oyster crackers
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix (NOT the dip mix)
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon dillweed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Mix together everything except the crackers. I put those ingredients in a Tupperware container so I can snap the lid on and shake the heck out them to mix them up well.
- Pour mix over crackers. Again in a container with a tight sealing lid to shake the heck out of.
- Let sit overnight so the crackers soak in all the flavors.
Again, people have many variations of fruit salad. Mines the best, clearly. Try it and see for yourself.
- 16 oz pears halves (drained)
- 16 oz sliced peaches (drained)
- 20 oz pineapple chunks
- 1 large bunch grapes (halved)
- 3 sliced kiwi fruits
- 3 sliced bananas
- 4 oz jar marocchino cherries (drained and sliced)
- 3.4 oz package instant lemon pudding mix
- Slice pears and peaches into bite size pieces and add to large storage bowl with lid.
- Slice grapes, kiwis, and cherries and add to bowl.
- Add pineapple chunks with juice.
- Sprinkles pudding on top of fruit and stir gently.
- Chill overnight.
- Add sliced bananas prior to serving.
Now go love on the fathers and father figures in your world!