70 Degrees and Chili

I started this morning with a fantastic 10 minute cuddle with Cooper after the BOY left for work. Cooper has been feeling a bit neglected lately!  So have a lot of things…including our house  : )  Before I met with my trainer, I did a bunch of cleaning, organizing, and laundry this morning.  Then headed off to the gym.

 IMG_20150316_095133071 

I warned my trainer that it’s been a long two weeks without exercise and some extra carbs, so it was good to get my muscles burning again.  On the way home, I did a Costco and grocery store run.  It was a HUGE success!

IMG_20150316_115331142

IMG_20150316_121729213

It was the warmest day we’ve had all year!  Oddly enough the BOY wanted chili for dinner tonight, which worked for me because I had just enough time to throw dinner in the crockpot, shower, and switch around laundry before I met my mom for an afternoon of shopping.

IMG_20150316_132739705 IMG_20150316_132713710

IMG_20150316_133336621_HDR IMG_20150316_133428789_HDR

That was also a HUGE success!  I walked in the door moments before the BOY and we both dug right into the delicious chili!

IMG_20150316_185017910

It was a gorgeous 70 degree day today and spring is in the air!  Woo Hoo!

 

What do you like to do when the weather gets warm?

Do you eat chili in the spring/summer?

 

Meal Planning 3/16/15

Monday: Turkey Chili (with Fritos and avocado)

Tuesday: Spaghetti/Zoodles and Sausage

Wednesday: Tilapia and Veggies

Thursday: Indian

 

 

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

From Natasha’s Kitchen (adapted slightly from original)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 15 oz can Black beans, drained and lightly rinsed (or cook your own beans like we do)
  • 15 oz can red kidney beans with juice
  • 6 oz jar of diced green chilis
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (seasoned or plain)
  • 28oz of tomato sauce

Directions

In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and sautee 1 lb ground turkey until cooked through.

Add 1 medium finely diced onion along with 1 tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp chili powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp oregano, 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper (I added more seasoning). Saute until onions are softened and meat is lightly browned then transfer to a standard-sized crock pot, sprayed with cooking spray.

Add drained black beans, pinto beans with juice, diced green peppers, and diced tomatoes.

Add tomato sauce and stir to combine. Set on low for about 5 hours until piping hot. Taste and adjust for seasoning just before finished cooking.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “70 Degrees and Chili

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s