Yummy photo from JeffreyW
Had a busy day, part of which was taking the dogs to see their favorite person so she could trim their nails. So lucky to have found her: $5, plus tip per dog for nail trimming and they adore her. Then they got the treat of wandering around the local feed store while I picked up cat and duck food. Both pups are crashed on the couch after so much adventure. I’m debating on working tonight or crashing myself.
On to food…
This menu tonight is from my Kids Night series. I loved chili-mac as a kid and it’s still one of those quick comfort foods I make when it needs to be easy and tasty. And Friday nights it almost always needs to be quick and easy. Even this cook is over being in the kitchen by then.
On the Board:
- Corn Muffins – recipe here
- Raw Vegetable Tray
- 12 oz elbow macaroni (or try something fun like radiatori or farafalle shapes)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ½ onion, diced
- ½ green pepper diced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
- 15 oz can kidney beans
- 1 tsp to 2 tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- pepper to taste
- 2 qt. saucepan, skillet
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. While macaroni is cooking, heat oil in skillet, sauté onions & peppers. Add hamburger, brown & crumble. Add hamburger, tomatoes, beans, chili powder & salt to drained macaroni. Stir, let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
*I have been able to buy the freshest, most amazing Honey Crisps I’ve had in years. An apple a day is easy when they are this good.
This menu and recipes are featured in my cookbook: What’s 4 Dinner Solutions Cookbooks: Summer into Fall
What do you crave when the weather turns colder?
What’s on your plate this weekend?
Talk amongst yourselves. Food, recipes, meals, or whatevah…