It's that time of the year, when the days are getting shorter and I want to curl up. Which means the slow cooker gets a solid workout, because I know better than to expect I'll want to cook when I come home--I just want something I can heat up quickly.
Which is a long way of saying, it's turkey chili time! And because I love you (yes, especially *you*), here's my recipe. Trust me, this is the easiest thing to make--about 10 minutes prep time.
1lb/500g turkey mince
1 large tin of diced tomatoes
1 jar of enchilada sauce
1 large tin of red/kidney beans
1 large tin of white/navy beans
1 tin of sweet corn kernels
1 red onion, diced
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
as much garlic as you like
sage, cumin, any other spices you like
1. Brown the turkey in olive oil; add herbs.
2. Take the lids off all the tins and dump the contents into a slow cooker set to medium.
3. Add the onion, pepper, garlic and spices to the slow cooker.
4. Add the browned turkey and juices.
5. Stir everything up and let simmer for about 6 hours.
6. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
I'm happy to announce that, after far too long equivocating, I've commenced the Great Bedroom Spruce-up with the purchase of a chest of drawers. I had my eye on a lovely white lacquer piece from Ikea, but the white version disappeared from the site, so I'd resigned myself to buying the pine and painting it white. Really, what a farce--you could visit me in 3 years and it'd still be pine. What joy erupted then, when I went to Aisle 26 and there sat the white in all its shiny lacquered glory! Brother Kurt and I put it together yesterday and it looks fantastic. Plus all that storage actually physically makes me breathe a little easier.
Once I get the whole tableau established, I'll post a pic but in the meantime, here's Libellule Kitten reclining in front of the New England-style banded basket I also picked up from Ikea:
Love the symmetry, the baskets and the oversized mirror.
I absolutely adore the colors here, and if I had a landing-strip area similar (instead of one long hallway) then I would shamelessly copy every single aspect of this.
Now this is a toilet I'd like to hang out in--and I can see from the cushion at the bottom right that I'm not the only one!
Great idea ~ a deconstructed corkboard.
Sweet cottage living.