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Posted by In Joy Troye at 2/17/2010 08:19:00 AM
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Here is our menu plan for the week:
Sunday- chili with bread
Monday- Girl's Night, and I still have no idea (I am typing this at 10am on Monday morning). Great plan, huh?
Tuesday- Sweet Potato Quesadillas, recipe from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingslover
Wednesday- Ezekiel Stew- stew recipe using whole grains traditionally used to make EZ bread, with cornbread and salad
Thursday- Baked Chicken, Millet Casserole, and salad
Friday- Pizza and family movie night (sundried tomato, feta, spinach, mushroom pizza)
Here is my chili recipe- with plenty of liberties. It is different every time I make it:
Brown 2 lbs ground beef with 3-5 cloves minced garlic in large stockpot. Sometimes I grate raw carrots and add at this point to pump up the nutrition. In small bowl, stir together 1 can tomato paste with 1 cup water. Once combined add to meat mixture along with 2 tbsp chili powder, 1-2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp oregano. Stir together. Roast a jalapeno pepper on your stove (if you have gas stove top) until black, then dice and add to meat mixture. Add 1 can diced tomatoes (I prefer Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes). Reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour or more. Add 1 diced onion about 45 min into this hour.
Add 1/4 cup masa corn flour to 1/2 cup water in bowl, and combine thoroughly. Then stir into meat. Add beans to your liking (I've used kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, or a combo of the three).
Heat an additional 15 minutes.
This is a very hearty chuncky chili. I also like a bite to my chili, so you can adjust the spices to your liking.
In joy, troye
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Dec 28, 2009
Baby Ju Ju was ticked that her mom wouldn't let her eat steak!