Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mystery Meal

Sorry to deviate yesterday. And I had several people ask for the ending to the story. I gave you the ending as far as Greg was concerned, and I don't really care what happens to Scot and Amanda. They're self-centered and co-dependent. Let them self-destruct!

No, this isn't a cooking blog. Never will be. There are only a couple of things I enjoy making in the kitchen, and one of them I made this morning, so I thought I'd show you. But you have to promise that if you have a recipe for it that your family loves, you'll send it to me at fleabyte at gmail dot com. Okay? Please?

I browned up three pounds of ground beef this morning. Yes beef, people. I'm not a huge red meat fan, but I've tried ground turkey for this and it's icky. Only beef will do. See it?

Oh, and I tossed in a chopped
sweet onion. Loves me the onion, all translucent in the beef, trading flavors and enhancing everything. Mmmm. Onions are goooood. You don't have to agree. Just go with it, 'k?

So have you guessed yet what I'm making for dinner? No scrolling! You have to guess. It's yummy, and I serve it with Fritos. Probably gave too much away right there. Oh well.

Now you'll guess it for sure. Look at my crock pot and what's in it. Yucky looking, isn't it? I'll show you the cans o'stuff which are floating around in there. I can't wait till I can harvest some of this fresh from my garden!

Okay, it looks icky because I've just been tossing the canned goods in while browning the ground beef and I hadn't stirred it yet. And I added a can of water to the mix. I love my crock pot! Anyone out there give me an amen? And our weather right now is cool and rainy - perfect for this dish! Have you guessed it yet?

Here are the canned goods, and I'm missing one of them (forgot to add it till the last minute):

Appetizing eh?

And here's the finished product. Well, as finished as it's gonna be till dinner time. It's sitting on my counter right now, covered and cooking. I wander in between roofers and gas company service people and stir it some.

Doesn't it look scrumptious? You know what it is now, don't you? Chili! All that fiber and oxy-something or other. Toss a handful of corn chips in a bowl, a couple of scoops of chili, top it with shredded cheddar and a dollop of sour cream - nothing better on a rainy day! And I added chili seasoning, for those of you who get all particular about my leaving things out. :)

Now don't forget - if you have a favorite chili recipe, please send it to me? I'm always in the market for better chili!

Y'all want one last shot of my bruise, right? I'm going to drop it down a bit for the squeamish, so you can stop reading right here if you have trouble looking at this kind of thing. I mean it. Right here. Stop. Now. No scrolling if you have a
weak stomach!






It's fuzzy, I know. Sorry. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to photograph the top of one's own shin? And it's not very colorful anymore, so I'm guessing this will be the last picture. And it's about time!

Until I write again ...



Marguerite said...

Mmmm.. chili.

I don't have a "recipe" per se. But we've had this conversation already. I cook like Mom. :)

Mental P Mama said...

Great, now I'm starving.

Anonymous said...

I'm really not squeamish but EWWW!!!

And yum for the chili.I heart chili.

Anonymous said...

ooooh... I had to do some catching up! How'd that happen?!?!?

You, My Dear Flea, are quite a good writer!

Debbie said...

Acid reflux at the site of it but oh God it would be worth the pain! Looks delicious. I do have my Mom's wonderful chili recipe somewhere in the house. I made it once when stationed in Alabama and won a prize. A Christmas wreath...huge! I still have it and it was uh....like 1991? I'll see if I can find it :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Chili! I love it and I have a case of Frito's over hear so maybe that's what I should do with them!

Mom Knows Everything said...

I've never eat chilli before. Is it hot and spicy?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i make a killer chili but i dont always measure anything it has to look just right :-) I can tell you it is super east and YES YES YES I love my CORCK POTSSSSS I have 5 of them and depending on what i am making will depend on which i use.
bruise looks pretty good... I caught the TOp of my foot on a tree branch sunday and actually let out a bad cuss word... the F word OH MY... the top of my foot is yellow green with a cut across it... NO Photos however ... LOL

Laura ~Peach~ said...

welcome to my dyslexia hell...
I hope you are fluent in typos LOL

Trisha said...

I personally love both chili and crock pots but my dear hubby is not a believer in either! I even live in Texas and he still doesn't do the chili thing! Rats!

In our house your bruise would be given the high rating of being a "Trisha Class Bruise" as I tend to bruise easily and over large expanses of skin. You have to work hard to get bruises that good! Congrats!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Yum... give me some chili.


Harmony said...

The chili looks great...it's hot and sunny here and I still want some!

Karen said...

I love chili! I may have to make some. But I'll check for ingredients first. I wanted to make vegetable soup last week and ran to the store Tuesday for cabbage and corn. That was $75. I ran to the store Wednesday for potatoes and green beans. That was $95. We could have eaten out all week for the money I spent because of that darn soup.

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Wineplz said...

it would be better without the beans. otherwise it looks yummy. I might make some since we've been having 50-degree highs and had to turn the heat back on.