Monday, February 8

Slow Cookery

For anyone who does not know what a Slow Cooker is, or own one, the rest of this entry is going to suck very badly. You might as well just go check your Farmville again.

Ok so my mother in law got us a Slow Cooker a while ago and I mentioned before that I did not know what to cook in it etc etc. Well I've had some recent success and thought I would share it, my recipe for freaking awesome good for you Chilli. I suppose you could cook it in a regular pot, for a long time, but that is totally up to you since I think that is CRAZY. But if you want to be crazy you go ahead and be crazy. Behold the joy of Slow Cookery.

  • package of ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 can of dark red kidney beans
  • 2 cans of Almyers diced tomatoes *you can get it with chilli seasoning inside*
  • 1 pack of powder Chilli seasoning IF the diced tomatoes don't have it
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 chopped onion (if you like, sometimes it's nice)
  • 1 large chopped carrot
  • 1 can of your choice tomato sauce (I like classico sweet basil)

That's totally IT and you put it all in a pot, turn it on low and just leave. It's great. If you like spicy Chilli you can obviously add your own hot sauce or whatever, I don't pretend to even have a clue what that would entail since my English taste buds give me no cause to ever learn how to make something spicy. If someone even tried to tell me I'd have no choice but to interrupt them with "no it's ok, we're good here". So there you go, it couldn't be more straightforward.. I didn't say it was a SECRET recipe, only that it was freaking awesome (and healthy) Chilli. And it only took me 2 other failed Chilli recipes to get here.

I also recommend buying a slow cooker obviously, if not because most of everything you can make is crazy delicious and done when you get home from work (and your house smells great, if you like food smells) but if only to give you more time to do things like squish your baby.

No I really can't go a day without mentioning him! I'm totally exploiting my baby but really now.. look at how CUTE HE IS! Squishhhh.

It's like hugging an armful of sunshine and warm laundry <3


Junket said...

Stop it! I'm becoming obsessed with your baby! Not really...but you know I want to squish him!

Amber said...

Oh my goooood, that baby! I want to steal him forever. He's the most wonderfully beautiful thing I've ever seen, Ann. You two sure make pretty people. :)

Brooke said...

You should try putting a turkey in your slow cooker! That's what we do on holidays now! It's redic good! :O

Hollie said...

I am definitely going to try that recipe. I've had a slow cooker our engagement party and have NEVER used it to cook - I use it to keep meatballs warm if I take them to a function or something - Am dying to make, here's a perfect recipe - THANKS!

And that pic of you and G is adorable!!!!!

Ann.Marie said...

thanks Hollie!

tonight i made like a pre-seasoned pork roast in it and it was great. i should send you another recipe i really love to try while you're starting out. i think the great thing about slow cooking is you can play around with recipes and substitute things based on how you like it. like if you want the chilli to be thicker you should be sure to drain the tomatoes and only put in maybe one can, and more meat etc.

it's hit or miss sometimes but fun and a real time saver.

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