Dinner in 30 minutes!
Feb. 26, 2013 7:22 am
Updated: Mar. 4, 2013 9:20 am
Sometimes expanding no effort gives you better results then using all the effort you have. Sometimes.
This past weekend as many of you know there was a faceless frenzy. I so wanted to take part in that frenzy but in the end thanks to a cold and a computer crash I was not able to play. Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to sit on the side lines
and watch all the fun and boy did it look like fun. Almost 300 photos were in the vote on Sunday Morning. Sunday I was all set to throw my self into the game and crank out a party full of faceless recipes. Oh and I did and they were all of them delicious,that
however is another story. Sunday I am wondering how I am going to get all the pictures and they be good pictures with out bothering my guest when I walk over to my computer and and the screen is black.
Monday morning I walk into my kitchen and after 3 loads in my little dish washer my sink is still piled high with dishes.( Yes I now have a kitchen sink.) The kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it and sitting there on the desk on my way into the kitchen
is a dead Acer. So far my morning wasn't impressive and the ocean in my ears as well as the pressure behind my eyes pretty much told me things weren't going to get better. So I cleaned up my kitchen reloaded the dish washer and reached in the freezer for dinner.
I didn't even looked at what I pulled out. I threw it on the counter and didn't think about dinner again until I pulled in my drive way looked at the car clock and realized that dinner was at 6 and it was 5:25.
I walk in the door to the rumble of my husbands tummy and his wish that the bag I am carrying is actually food ready to eat. I ignore him and walk into the kitchen wondering just what we were having for dinner. By a lucky pull or chance I had grabbed
ground beef. Still with no idea of what to do I threw the beef into a hot skillet and stood there thinking while I broke the meat apart. 30 minutes later this is what I served.
Chili over Jasmine rice with left over Koren salad. No recipes, no computer, no effort what so ever and it was on of my best dinners this month.
Many of you are expert cooks and can put this together with there eyes closed like I did but for you that want to know how I made my dinner this is how I did it. I started browning the meat as you have already read while that was browning I did a
quick ruff chop on an onion and tossed it in the pan.I seasoned the meat with chili powder, onion powder, cumin,garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste. All to taste no measurement. We freeze our bell peppers as we grow them in the summer so I grabbed a bag
of mixed peppers red, green, & yellow and threw them in the pan, next came the can of red beans after that I added my tomato sauce that too was from my garden and frozen for the winter. I freeze in 2 cup size so I do know that measurement.I added a 1/2 a can
of water mixed everything together and brought it to a boil. While the chili was coming to a boil I started my rice 1 1/2 cup water 1 cup rice and I brought it to a gentle boil then lowered the heat covered and let simmer for 20 minutes.turn the chili to low
and let it simmer as well. once the rice has absorbed all the liquid it needs to set for 5 to 10 minutes I let the chili rest as well and decided this would be the perfect time to serve the salad. 6:00pm on the dot dinner was being served and my hungry family
was as happy as could be.Sometimes no effort at all is better then all the effort you got. Sometimes.