What to Do with Halloween Candy &
How to Make Hobo Stew
Hobo stew in the Sixties was a potluck of all kinds of canned foods cooked together in one pot. There was no recipe. [Read more…]
Steak foodies, make this slow cooker chili recipe the next time you cook ribeye steaks on the grill or in the slow cooker. Like chili? Like steak? Make them a combo, and try this leftover ribeye chili. [Read more…]
Breakfast began today with protein plus. A day that begins with protein makes me feel less hungry. Do you eat eggs and vegetables for breakfast, or do you opt for oatmeal and fruit? Which is best? Opinions vary about whether or not carbohydrates should be included in breakfast.
Friends joke about the eggs that I eat. You can browse this blog and see that I love to eat eggs. But they’re nutritious. It seems that I’m not the only one with this opinion. Ines Subashka, a certified personal trainer at inspiredfitstrong.com favors eating eggs early in the day – seven to eight eggs.
Ines Subashka recommends eating carbohydrates at night before you go to bed. This reminds me of the night comfort food for children – two cookies and milk before bedtime. Saving carbs for the evening snack sounds good. It’s like you are eating nutritious meals all day and saving dessert for last – not that it has to be a serving of cake or pie every night.
Try out this omelet topped with chili. You can use canned or your own Slow Cooker Hobo Chili recipe. I used my slow cooker chili recipe.
A Vegetable Omelet with Chili Recipe
If you followed my blog posts last month, you know about my 30 days of slow cooker meals (like the Hobo Chili). This month I will focus on nutritious food. April’s slow cooker meals were challenging, but staying nutritious-minded throughout the month of May might not be the easiest thing to do. The reason is because I like sweets and bread. So join me on this nutritious journey and find out how I’m keeping up with the challenge.
I have an aunt and a friend who are both tiny and eat like a bird. No, that’s not true. A bird eats more than they do – at least birds like Muggsy the Macaw that I blogged about awhile back. Muggsy’s owner, Larry, is a professional driver and takes the beautiful and smart bird with him on his trucking journeys. I was quite fascinated with Muggsy’s diet. He even eats a four-egg omelet every day, fresh vegetables, and carbs – a cookie.
What are your own experiences with nutrition?
Now that I’m back at the cabin after visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and my cute little granddaughters, I’m cooking up a storm in my Rival Crock-Pot. They were gracious to give me full access to the kitchen and the slow cooker for my 30-day recipe project.
My daughter’s cooking in her big KitchenAid slow cooker mostly involves appetizers that she makes for her CARES teams. She makes the best caramel apples. I had fun helping her unwrap the caramels. I’m so proud of her. She is great at planning meals and appetizers for the CARES team events, and she is such a good mom and prepares nutritious meals for the girls. Check out the recipe I posted if you’re interested in making it.
At the cabin, I looked in the pantry for foods on hand. Wow! Not much there. The first meal I made was a chicken corn chowder (of course, in the slow cooker). I recalled eating the hobo chili at the fall hobo parties we had at the church my dad used to pastor in Center, Texas when I was a kid. Everybody brought [Read more…]
Summer chili is very nutritious because it has a variety of colorful veggies. By that time, the days are hotter. Cooking the chili in a slow cooker is wonderful. No heating up the kitchen over a hot stove. Plug the cooker in, fill it up with all the ingredients, and let it cook on low all day. In this slow cooker chili recipe, however, the hamburger has to be browned beforehand. Of course, you could do that the night before or a week before and freeze the meat until you’re ready for it.
I like chili any time of the year. This one has a mixture of hamburger, beans, and vegetables, one which is peas. English peas. If you aren’t familiar with that type of peas, it’s the same as sweet peas or green peas. I sent my husband to the store once to pick up some “English” peas. He called me from the store.
“Where are the English peas? I’ve looked up and down the aisle where the peas are, and they don’t have any.”
“Oh,” I said, “Look for Sweet Peas.”
He found them right away then.
When I grew up, everyone in my family called these peas “English” peas. I still refer to them as that. What’s the difference between English and sweet peas? Same thing. You eat the little sweet peas from the pod. The best type of canned peas is the Le Sueur brand of early young sweet peas. They are SO good. My paternal grandmother and great aunt always cooked English peas with some butter and a tablespoon of sugar. Kids will eat them this way, my great aunt always told me. Maybe that’s why I like them so much.
Today, April 9th, my paternal grandmother would be 115 years old. She died at 77. I have missed her and think about her all the time. She was a little old-fashioned lady who gardened and had fruit trees and was a good cook. I’m honoring her memory today with sweet English peas in my summer chili.
Slow Cooker Summer Chili
The Slow Cooker Summer Chili makes a wonderful after-church Sunday lunch. It’s so nice to come home and not have to cook after church, plus it saves money from going out to eat.
Serve Summer Chili with any of your favorite toppings or condiments:
If you have a lot of Summer Chili left over, freeze it to serve later.