Archive | June 2012

Grandpa’s Chili Recipe

At a recent family gathering my step-dad brought his home-made chili (I wasn’t up to cooking) for dinner.

Now I don’t know if you know this or not but real chili is no where near like the stuff you buy in a can!

This chili is sort of soup-like and very good!

I’m going to make it myself…leaving out the peppers of course!!

Even though the recipe says large cans I’m not sure what that size is…..I would assume as long as you make all the cans the same size it really doesn’t matter!

Grandpa’s Chili Recipe

1 lb. Hamburger
3 large cans Kidney Beans
1 large can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Mild Rol-Tel Spiced & Diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 Red or Green Pepper chopped
3/4 cup diced Onions
4 or more diced Garlic Cloves
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons Chili Power (or to taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook hamburger, onions, garlic and pepper until done.
Add all tomatoes and chili powder.
Stir and add beans.
Bring to a boil then turn to simmer for an hour.

You can add the following toppings to your bowl of chili:

Hot Sauce
Vinegar (white, yea I know this sounds wierd but it really adds to the just need a touch)
Grated Cheese
Sour Cream




Freshen Every Room For Spring

30 Ways to Freshen Every Room for Spring

One of my favorites:

Create a Natural Air Freshener

Give your room a fresh scent. Whip up a room deodorizer on the stovetop by simmering orange rinds or lemon slices and rosemary in a pot of water. The scent will freshen your space.

Stewed oranges

Create Natural Scents

Soak a cotton ball with essential oils and toss it under the bathroom sink (out of reach from pets) for a clean, fresh smell. Try lavender, jasmine, or any fragrance you like. The cotton will stay fragrant for about two weeks.