11/10/2012

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It has been a bit colder this week in the South. I feel for all those in the upper northeast these last few weeks. Listening to some of those that I know in those hard hit areas is heartbreaking. Please if you have extra clothes or food be sure to bring them to the charities helping these folks. If you cannot donate these items, donating a few dollars can also help. These folks are really in need right now. As Americans it is a time to give back help others in our nation.

The holidays are just aroud the corner. It seems like they are approaching faster as the days go by. Stores are already getting ready for the Christmas holidays too. Black Friday ads are already being posted out there. I am still planning for Thanksgiving holidays, so Christmas is not what I will be planning for until that is done.

I saw on another blog this week someone posted a new gadget for canning jellies and jams. It looks very interesting. If you know someone that likes this kind of stuff, this would make a perfect gift for them. Here is the website link to this new gadget  I discovered http://www.freshpreserving.com/JamMaker.aspx.

Below is my new recipe for this to share with you all. Since it was getting a bit colder this is something you could make and freeze leftovers too.

Hurricane Chili Recipe

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground beef

1 29 oz. can of tomato sauce (I only use Hunts brand)

1 can kidney beans (with liquid)

1 can pinto beans (with liquid)

1 can chili beans (with liquid)

1 can rotel (original)

1 can Hunts diced tomatoes with green peppers, celery, and onion

2 tsp. cumin

2 TBL. chili powder

1 1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. salt

2 cups water

Directions:

Brown ground beef in dutch oven pan. Drain ground beef. While ground beef is draining. Add all can food, spices, and water. Add ground beef. Cook 1-2 hours. 12 servings.

I serve with shredded cheese, fritos, and crackers.

If you want to cut down on the spice of the chili you can reduce the amount of Chili powder. You could also use half of the Rotel and add half a can of diced tomatoes.

Enjoy!

 

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