It’s that time of year again – puffer coat and uggs have emerged out of my closet. I’m always cold, to the point where I keep a mini heater by my desk and have it on high all day. When the weather turns like this I crave hearty soups and warm heavier meals.
Yesterday I decided to try Panera’s chili without the cornbread. To my surprise, it was pretty good – a little heavy on the salt of course, but nonetheless it did the job and inspired me to make my own version last night.
Vicky’s Somewhat Chili:
Ingredients: (About 8 servings)
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 red onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 bell peppers
- white mushrooms
- 2 (14.5oz) cans of Basil and Garlic Diced Tomatoes
- 1 cup of water
- Paprika, Chili Powder, Cumin, Garlic Salt, Oregano and Pepper (Season to taste)
Lunch: (garnish with shredded queso if you want – I sure will!)
I could not get up for the life of me today so I’m curious to see where I will find energy to workout tonight – I gotta make it happen! PS: I got an email confirmation that my stepper has been shipped – yay!!! Oh, and I also bought some really cute Christmas stickers for my calendar. I’m good-to-go! Have you made your list for the month yet? And I’m not referring to your Christmas list!
Quote Of The Day:
“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” – Ghandi