The lost art of letter writing
1 week ago
|My great grand children|
|Chili with sour cream and shredded cheese|
I am trying again to see if I can post in a normal sized font!!! It appears to be working, so my fingers will be crossed as I hit "publish post"!! I don't know what in the world I did or did not do on the previous post.
Easy Crockpot Chili
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 med. bell pepper, chopped
1 small to med. onion, chopped
2 cans (15 oz) red kidney beans, undrained
2 pkgs chili seasoning mix (Williams is best, but I make my own)
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilis (Rotel)
shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped onions ( these are optional toppings)
Brown ground beef, pepper and onion in skillet and drain well. Place in crock pot
and gently fold in remaining ingredients except the optional toppings.
Place lid on crock pot and cook on low for about 6 hours or on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Serve directly from slow cooker and sprinkle with any optional ingredients, or others
of your choosing.
Okay, I am about to hit "publish post", so I need a prayer or two right about now! I f you have any ideas what I have done previously, PLEASE let me know!
Be sweet as always and may you walk among angels.
|Hot Chocolate Topped With a Dollop of Whipped Cream and a Sifting of Cinnamon|
Oh, I can hardly wait for the weekend!!! Guess I am about half nuts (or all maybe) but it is supposed to be a rainy, chilly weekend after the unusually warm week we have enjoyed so far! I believe it is still called Indian Summer. However, I am actually looking forward to the coming cold front. There is nothing so comforting as wrapping in a soft blanket with a good hot cup of hot chocolate on a dreary chilly night, watching favorite TV programs that have long since left prime time! I am sharing a very good homemade hot chocolate mix with you and I believe it will be a keeper. It is a little different than the ordinary ones. This makes a lovely gift when packaged as a gift in a jar, serving instructions handwritten on a whimsical little tag cut from a plain brown paper bag and tied with jute, twine or a country ribbon. Place this in a basket lined with paper shreds, mugs, marshmallows and a shaker of cinnamon and VOILA ... a gift suitable for Queen Elizabeth herself!! I am sure she would curl up with a blanky and cup of steaming hot chocolate if given the opportunity!!!
Here is your recipe. I hope you enjoy making this and keeping it on hand for the coming months.
Hot Chocolate Mix
1 (5 or 6 Qt.) box instant milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Nestle's Quik
1/2 cup powdered creamer
1 box instant chocolate
1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa
Mix ingredients well and package in airtight container.Use 1/3 cup mix to 1 cup hot water.