Thursday, February 26, 2015
For Thursday, February 26th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2015
22 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:07 am
Sunset: 6:15 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
February 26th is Chili Day. Some like it hot, some like it mild, some like it on top of a baked potato and some prefer it without beans, but however you like it, Chili Day is the perfect excuse for millions of spicy food fans all around the world to chow down on a bowl of the fiery favorite.
Turn a chilly cold day into a warm Chili Day!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
A chilly day is a good day to have Chili. I make it often and love it when I have leftovers to use. I know I’ve shared my chili recipe before and also how I love chili dogs, and wagon wheel chili too. I even use leftover chili to make a taco salad. Anyway I went on a search to find something different and this is what I found.
Leftovers can be spread over a layer of cream cheese topped with shredded cheese, warmed then topped with salsa, sour cream, jalapeños and served with tortillas
Plus, if you are tired of the same old pasta and sauce, mix it up with this chili recipe served on Spaghetti
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 chopped sweet Vidalia onions
2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 minced cloves of garlic
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 small can or 2 small fresh diced mild peppers
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tbsps paprika
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsps ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 pound spaghetti, cooked
Pinto beans, grated cheddar cheese, diced onions, oyster crackers, and sour cream for serving
In a heavy bottom large pot, heat the olive oil in a large over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes and transfer to a plate.
Add the ground beef to the pot. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper and cook; break up the meat until no longer pink, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and return the cooked onions to the pot; stir in the garlic.
Combine the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, vinegar, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, cloves, and cayenne in a bowl. Add to the pot along with 1 cup water and stir to combine.
Bring to a simmer over medium low heat and cook until the chili is slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve the chili over the spaghetti and let everyone dress their own chili with their favorites.
Take the chill off and warm up with chili today !
Hope you all have a great day ! Happy Thursday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Good friends are like quilts - they age with you yet never lose their warmth.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
2528. for chili, an all time favorite
2529. for most anything that takes the chill off these days
2530. for all those people that work outside in all kinds of weather
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…