Chili after 4 hours
Super thick and chunky. Probably could have added more water, or reduced cook time but the thicker the better for toddlers so the chili goes in the mouth and not down front of shirt.
This was a huge hit!
Remember when I said in my Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea "Peanuts" recipe that Scott had told me he "didn't like beans"?
Well, that recipe proved him wrong! Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea "Peanuts"
And so did my first-ever attempt at vegan chili in my Crock Pot.
Beans, not a problem.
From yesterday's post about our Evening Out and how you'd describe your favorite way to spend an evening , most of you said you just like to keep it mellow with your significant other and have a glass of wine, a good meal, and that's that.
Many of you said they liked her crown ! Thanks!And it was interesting hearing everyone's take on Picky Eaters . If you know one and why you attribute them to being this way. It was interesting that many of you were picky as kids but outgrew it . Good to know that happens quite a bit it sounds like.
Themed Restaurants seem to be either you love em or hate em. Most of them are too loud for me. That's my #1 reason I just am not a fan. When I am dining out, I don't want loud. Dancing and drinking, loud is cool, but not when I'm eating. I don't like to have to shout across the table to my dining companion.
Dessert: High Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
This is one of the easiest ways to make vegan chocolate chip cookie dough that makes you feel like you're eating raw cookie dough out of those Pillsbury plastic tubes, without actually doing it. What can I say, I used to love doing that. Or eating my mom's with raw eggs in it as a kid.
High Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
1. Have you ever made chili? Or made anything in a Crock Pot?
This was my first attempt at chili and using my crockpot. Two birds with one stone.
Next up, making my own beans, from scratch. Something I'm scared of but tons of you have sent me your failsafe bean recipe and cooking tips. Thank you!
2. What do you like to put in your chili or in your thicker stews/soups, what is a "must have" ingredient?
For me tomatoes are always a hit as well as carrots. I need to have lots of veggies in my food. That's why I am not a huge fan of pureed soups or even smoothies usually; because I love the crunch of veggies.
Also seeing recognizable texture, i.e. a chunk of carrot, celery, or other veggies in my soup is key.
And they must be seasoned, but not too salty or garlicky for me. There is nothing worse than bland!
3. What's on your agenda today?
If I get my act together, I plan to go jeans shopping. Or at least browse and try on 84 pairs, just a rough guess.
Did you see my Post on Jeans Shopping and Brands that Everyone Recommended ?
and also my Follow Up Post where I gave a Summary of the Brand Recommendations?