Temps have been dropping down into the 50s at night. So although, it's still August, I went ahead and made some chili last night for Miss Anna. Anna has been feeling pretty nervous and anxious about her new school, so if a little chili for dinner puts a smile on her face...well then.
Here is 1 pound of ground turkey with 3 tbsps of our Wahoo! Chili Mix. Yes that is my Pampered Chef mixer thingy; it's great for mashing up stuff. Oh! I also added 1 tbsp of Garlic Garlic.
Next I added tomatoes and beans. Anna loves beans especially butter beans, so I always add a can of butter beans to our chili. I went with a small can of diced tomatoes but later on I found that it needed more tomato-ness, so I chopped up 2 fresh tomatoes and added them. Why fresh tomatoes? Because they were getting ready to go bad, so I was glad to get them used up. In a perfect world I think I would have just used the 28oz can of diced tomatoes that is sitting in my cabinet.
In addition to the tomatoes and the beans I like to add some fresh vegetables. What vegetables? That is determined by what I have in the refrigerator. Last night, I went with one diced green pepper and 3 stalks of celery chopped.
Celery, my old cutting board, and the very dated kitchen cabinets in our kitchen.
Look at those pretty colors! Then I added about 1/2 cup chicken broth and let it all simmer for 20ish minutes.
And here we have Anna's Chili. With Wahoo! Chili, it's an amazingly easy dish to make. I should have just had Anna make dinner. Chili is also pretty forgiving, you don't need to worry too much about the ingredient measurements.