Friday, February 26, 2010

Foodie Friday

I don't know where you are, but where Prattle is, it is freakin cold!!! And we're expecting even more snow. *wondering if we're going into another little ice-age*.

sick of snow

No banter between cooks today, it's too cold and I'm going back to bed and snuggle under the covers and dream of travel to a warm sunny place.

Here's a pic of Prattle's winter home.


Going for a local favorite..

chili 1

Midwestern Chili

Original Recipe Yield 10 servings


2 pounds ground beef
4 (14.5 ounce) cans kidney beans
4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle beer
1 (12 ounce) can tomato juice
1 large white onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Place the ground beef in a large pot and cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain off the excess fat.
Mix in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, beer, chili sauce, onion, green pepper, garlic, chili seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, sugar, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 389 | Total Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 55mg

chili 2

It is usually better the next day, if you can make it ahead. Toppings vary from sour cream, cheddar cheese and diced onion and in any combo. We always eat it with peanut-butter and honey sandwiches on white bread on the side! If you like a thinner chili, you can always add more tomato juice or crushed tomatoes and the juice. Yum!

We want to hear from you, let us know what you think!

Scuttlebutt and Prattle, at your service.


fayezeewayzee said...

Chili may be the best dish to have on a cold day! Told you I'm just going to make my grocery list on Fridays from scuttleprattle blogspot! BUT, what is this about having peanut-butter & honey sandwiches on the side?! Seriously?! LOL!

Craftygirl said...

*hand over heart* I will never kid about food.. food or shoes.

Yes!! Mix a couple of tblsp's of pb with a couple of honey and spread on bread! reeeeeeaaaallllyyyy good...

Oh, I went to send you a DM earlier in the week, but couldn't.. did you unfollow me?? *sniff sniff*


Reel said...

oooooh that sounds good prattle!

may not need to warm up like you. awww poor amber snow sucks but i can always use a good warming up regardless!

besides that i love chilli!

and beer!


*skid marks*
oh that's weird about the unfollow thing.
twitter said i unfollowed @gingerswan *hands on ifffffffff* but sure enough she couldn't DM me.
i think twitter is fucking with us *handing you $10 and a wink* again. boo hiss!

i do not unfollow anyone unless they curse me out!

Craftygirl said...

Chili and Beer...a great American combo! :)

*takes the $10 and puts it in the swear jar marked for the Ladies Auxiliary Baptist/Pentecostal/Lutheran/Methodist/Catholic/Presbyterian Tent Revival and crosses self*

I like snow and winter generally, but this year is the worst it's been in a long while.. Seriously thinking about crocheting that snuggie pattern I found, giving it great thought.

I hope I didn't upset @deep with my comments to him on yesterday's post! I re-read it and thought it might have come off bitchy, wasn't trying to be! :)

Craftygirl said...


*puts own $10 in said swear jar*

Reel said...

nope i thought your comments to @deep were quite funny and *whispering* sometimes he deserves it, too! *giggles*

*wants to go home, NOW and have chilli and beer*