Friday, September 19, 2014

Meatless chili?

Just dropping in to keep up my writing a bit

I went to make chili this week only to have very bad smelling ground beef
I ended up making " meatless" chili-- which believe it or not was a big hit- although I do still have some leftovers which doesn't happen a few days later- except that one batch of " brown stuff"---- sorry inside reference to faithful readers-

Something I have discovered pretty recently- if you are planning to serve frozen French fries- why not try one of the different kinds- we really like ones that have cracked black pepper-

This week I made my variation on my sister Martha's Korean stirfry -- this time I added to the stirfry veggies- two steamer bags of Asian flavored veggies - one problem- I can never seem to make enough!

But one thing there is always an abundance of white rice-
I usually end up throwing a good amount out - this time I served it as a side dish next night-- I added a good bit of margarine- pizza seasonings - seasoning salt and pepper- very tasty!

Oh and I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

This week has flown by-- I keep wishing I would get inspired to write again but you know " if wishes were horses"

So for now I will follow the few other passions that hit me-

And as I conquer the daily grind and continue to be amazed at  God's infinite grace---- I hear in the distance the haunting seemingly meaningless news of the day

Which is most likely why my response to life is sometimes simply to cook


  1. No stir fry left overs at our house, either.

  2. Haha I know-- but I can't even fit more in my wok :)

  3. Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins? You caught me with the first word!

  4. Yeah I hadn't made them before - they were made from a muffin mix and I added canned pumpkin and a little milk- they were really good the next day :)

  5. That stir fry looks packed with delicious veggies, girl.

    Sorry about the stinky meat!

  6. Yeah that's why I got someone else to pick the meat up but hey sometimes you just can't tell until you go to cook- haha yeah seems I put more and more veggies each time I make it suze

  7. Haha well then I have done my job!!

  8. Why do I always stop by at meal time? Bad, bad me. =)

    Lynn, would you like me to pull a spare muse out of my wallet and send it your way? You'll get back to writing when the time is right. I know you will.

    1. Haha maybe I should get you to do that crystal !!

  9. We've decided to cut back on eating meat, so this meatless chili is just in time for us. :)
    Those muffins look and sound delicious!!

  10. Thanks Marie -yeah I would make it again but although frank really enjoyed it he did miss the meat! The muffins were pretty good but you know what/ most if them were pushed back in the freg so far that we forgot about them - they went bad :(