It's really Winter and I've been binge watching a bunch of new shows... while I wait for some current shows to start up after the mid season break (1, 2, 3).
Still kicking myself for not getting my hand poked tattoo from @nobrasnoparents before leaving Brooklyn. Hopefully she'll have room for me one day when I visit.
I keep reading and re reading this decluttering article from Reading My Tea Leaves. Maybe something will sink in...
Speaking of wasting time and watching tv I thought this article and lists of hidden netflix categories was cool.
Our poor shclafflera tree was almost killed in the move, we were worried it wouldn't make it. But we are seeing some amazing new shoots!!
Two xmases ago I got not one, but two dutch ovens. The other day, I used one for the first time. Terrible, I know. I made a pretty tasty veggie chili. I looked at a bunch of recipes but basically made it up as I went along.
I chopped an onion, some garlic, a red pepper, a green pepper, a few carrots and celery stalks and sauteed them all together with some olive oil until the onions were starting to get translucent. I put in about a teaspoon of cayenne, chili powder, and turmeric as well as salt and pepper. I let these spices cook in the oil for a few seconds. Then I added 1 can of drained black beans and one can of drained kidney beans. I added one large can of crushed tomatoes. I would have put chopped or whole peeled tomatoes, but I only had crushed. I put all this is the oven or about 40 minutes, checking on it and stirring occasionally. I think it turned out pretty well. I might have added fresh hot peppers and more spices but my household doesn't like things too spicy.
I served the chili over spiced rice, with cheddar cheese and a side salad. But I might have also serve this over egg noodles with steamed veggies, or as taco salad. I would make loaded nachos out of the left overs and freeze any left overs for another day.
Now I'm asking you:
Do you have any good veggie recipes for the dutch oven? I see tons of good looking meat recipes, but not many vegetarian ones. I'd love to know if any of my readers know any!!