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Chili Adventures

October 5, 2010

Mondays are bad blog picture days for me.  Reasons being that I eat VOOs EVERY Monday, out of a plastic container, in the library and lunch are Sunday night’s leftovers.  Yeah, boring and not picturesque.

I assure you however that a pumpkin muffin like this one — but not this exact one — made itself into my oats and improved my usual breakfast by 100%. 

I can’t take credit for this one though.  It was Hannah who made these tasties.  Kudos, Hannah, kudos.


I came home from school to study make chili but my stove looked like this

Thanks for cleaning the kitchen Joey but couldn’t you have put it back together too?

As it turns out putting the stove back together was the hardest part of making dinner and even that was pretty easy.

I’ve never made my own chili!  Shocking, I know.  So imagine my surprise when I discovered it was so so simple and I didn’t actually need a recipe.  I used this one but next time I’ll make it up on my own. 

I processed 1.5 yellow onions + 2 garlic cloves and 1/2 of a red and a yellow bell pepper

I found this weird thing inside the red bell pepper

This recipe sure used a lot of beans…

Turns out chili takes no time at all to make!  All I had to do was cook the veggies in olive oil then add the beans, tomatoes and spices, bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes.

Dinner simmered while I lifted.  I left the apartment then dashed back upstairs to get my camera because there was praying mantis on the sidewalk!

Cool or gross?  I’m not sure.

Dinner was delicious 🙂

Accompanied by some beer.  Pumpkin beer that is!  Joey brought these home as a surprise for me.  Hopefully this helps in my endeavour to find a good pumpkin beer 🙂

We opened the Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale first.

My taste

The name made this beer sound promising, but it was just a facade.  We both agreed it was not good 😦

Oh well, another day another beer!

Are you a fan of pumpkin beer?  If not what’s your favorite pumpkin flavored alternative?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2010 8:28 AM

    Good for you on your first chili attempt 🙂 I love making it and tend to go overboard in the Fall /Winter.

    If they made a pumpkin wine, I’m not lying when I say I’d probably try it.

    Trader Joe’s pumpkin ale is “okay”. I don’t like beer so I’m not a good taste tester 😉

  2. October 5, 2010 10:22 PM

    I simply cannot get into the pumpkin kick in the fall. I DO however like fall and seasonal beers and I love me a good wheat beer! My Dad says, “Fruit does not belong in beer” but I disagree!

    • October 6, 2010 8:11 PM

      I disagree too! Fruit belongs everywhere if you ask me.

  3. October 5, 2010 10:44 PM

    I’ve never had pumpkin beer, but it seems like something I would like. I love pumpkin-flavored everything, so why not throw beer in the mix?

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