Friday, November 4, 2011

Angie's Spicy Beef Chili

What sounds better than a big bowl of chili on a chilly and rainy November day like today? I made my own version of spicy chili last night (the leftovers taste even better). This is a new recipe because I just made it up last night with a different ingredient than I've used before.
Angie's Spicy Beef Chili
1-2 lb lean beef
green onions
garlic powder
onion powder
medium hot chili powder
ground cumin
2 Serrano peppers
1 red chili pepper
a generous sprinkle of dried red chilies
1 can red beans
1 can Ro*Tel tomatoes
1 can cream corn (the different ingredient)
grated cheese, optional
Add chopped green onions, peppers, and seasonings to skillet as your are browning the ground beef. When the ground beef is done, add red beans, tomatoes, and cream corn. Do not drain any of the canned items. After the canned items are added, stir well with the beef mixture for a few minutes. Now you have a meal. Serve with crackers, tortillas, bread, tortilla chips, or like I did, make a taco salad with it. 
Angie's Spicy Beef Chili
Taco Salad with Angie's Spicy Beef Chili
Spring Green Mix with Small Spinach Leaves
Angie's Spicy Beef Chili
Russian Dressing (tastes kind of like French Dressing)
Grated Cheese
Tortilla Chips

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Comfort Food

What is so special about a plain ham sandwich?
Comfort maybe?
Ham, Cheese, and Mayo
November reminds me of comfort food because of the special and delicious recipes my mother and grandmothers used to bake for the holidays. I cherish those memories. Funny how one bite into a ham sandwich with mayo can trigger a sweet comfort memory, like the days when one of my parents would send me off to school with a ham and mayo sandwich. Sometimes the sandwich would be bread, mayo, and bacon. For some reason, I can't remember other lunches. I must have really liked pork. Just for a moment today I felt like I was a little girl at school eating my ham sandwich that Daddy made me. My mother was an awesome cook, but my dad usually made breakfast. I imagine he made my sandwiches from whatever meat he cooked for breakfast.
Come back for another visit this week to read about my next old-fashioned southern comfort food for November.