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Sunday, January 22, 2012


Happy Sunday to you! We have been quite lazy today.  After church we all came home for lunch, which had been cooked yesterday . Don't you just love having a meal prepared in advance?  It makes me so happy.  There are 5 of us eating, one a vegetarian, so we fix two chili's.  

This is the best chili, but it's not very spicy.  It's a recipe that came from a very old Better Homes and Garden children's cookbook that my mother had.  It's so simple.  I have found that one of the tricks to it is using Kroger chili powder.  Only Kroger chili powder. Crazy.  

 2 pounds ground chuck
 1 onion, 
 2 cans whole tomatoes 
2 cans kidney beans (preferably Van Camps New Orleans Style kidney beans)
  3T Kroger chili powder
1C water

. My family is very funny about tomatoes and onions so I put them in the food processor and process them until almost a liquid.  The onions then get browned in some oil before the meat is added. Brown the meat, drain the grease, add the tomatoes, beans, water and chili powder. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to very low. Cook for 3 hours, stirring frequently.  Better if eaten the next day:)

My daughter and I teach a 4th grade group of girls at church.  We have been their teachers since 2nd grade.  Our church encourages the youth leaders to stay with their group.  My husband has 8th graders that he's had since they were in 2nd grade. You build such a close relationship when you are with the children for so long.  I'm looking forward to seeing them mature throughout the years.   

Here we are, our roster has about 15 girls, but we usually don't have more than 8 on any given Sunday.  

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:105

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  1. I enjoyed the Bible verse and will try your chili recipe. I looks delicious...Kroger chili powder..I'll remember.
    I'm a new follower.
    Have a great week,
    Oh, and thanks for visiting.

  2. Don't worry I will add more chillies when I cook.Have a nice week ahead.

  3. WOW I LOVE the PINK cowboy boots one of girls is rocking.
    Oh and the chili looks yummy too. I made a big batch of spaghetti yesterday... left overs today ; )
    Happy Sunday.

  4. Your chili looks spectacular! Definitely worth a try. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper