My mom is in town again for the weekend trying to unpack as many boxes in the new house as possible. I got to go up today and help her out a bit, and as we were unpacking a box of old cookbooks, we came across a pink, hand-bound recipe book entitled, "Mother's Day Recipe Book May 12, 1991". It was a cookbook my kindergarten class put together for our moms. We filled it with recipes that we chose for our moms. Now, as I flipped through the book, I kept thinking things like, "That's an odd recipe... No flour in those cookies? Where's the butter in that pie crust ingredient list? And so on." It was only when I flipped to my recipe and really read it, that I realized WE CREATED THE RECIPES OURSELVES! Without further adieu, I give you my very own,
10 carrots (cut in little circles)
12 pieces celery (chop it up)
3 cups peas
5 onions (cut in small pieces)
15 lbs. pork (cut up in big squares)
5 cups salt
4 cups pepper
2 cups water
9 squares of butter
Put in a big cooking pot and cook on top of the stove for 16 hours and 4 minutes. Serve in cups with some bread with melted butter on it.
Wow. I cannot imagine what that would taste like! Hilarious. Another favorite was for chicken soup... it required "9 chickens, cut up". Haha!
Well, tonight I created another recipe, but this time it was edible. Andy wanted chili tonight, so chili I made! My mom happened to be making chili tonight, too, so I glanced at her recipe card while I was at the house, and then I improvised when I got home. It turned out to be a really thick, hearty chili that we both loved! I can't wait to make it again.
1 lb. ground turkey, cooked, with grease drained off
1 onion, diced
2 cans pinto beans
2 packages chili seasoning mix
1 15 oz can whole tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 Tbl. brown sugar
Cook the onion in a tablespoon of butter. Puree the tomatoes (not the paste) in the blender or food processor to make a sauce. Then put all ingredients into a stock pot and simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. You can add more chicken broth if it's too thick.
This definitely didn't make a ton of chili and there seemed to be a lot of beans, so I think it could be doubled, but the amount of beans could stay the same... unless you love a ton of beans! The 2 packages of seasoning added a lot of oomph, too, so you could keep that the same as well. I think it's a "taste and see" kind of chili :)
|Thick and hearty.|
|Sorry, I only got a picture after I was putting the leftovers away into Tupperware.|