Chili, yum.

Chili, yum.

Last year when I decided to try 12 new things, I didn’t think it would be difficult.

It kind of was.

There are an infinite amount of things to try in the world, but when you try and think of something to do, THERE IS NOTHING TO DO. It is kind of like when you have a closet full of clothes and you have nothing to wear (right ladies?). So… I have never been to a professional game in my life, of any sort. For some reason I have always wanted to go to a hockey game. What was it about hockey that I wanted to see? Hmmm, maybe the zamboni, or maybe the beautiful shiny surface on the ice after the zamboni is finished. Maybe it was the possibility of a fight breaking out and closing my eyes because I am scared. I can’t really pinpoint it but, I thought it would be fun, and it was! The bf and I went to a Devils game. We were seated in the ‘fire lounge’ section, which according to the bf, are pretty good seats. Let me tell you why. FOOD, EVERYWHERE, ALL YOU CAN EAT, EVERYWHERE, (I hope heaven is like that). They had the usual chicken fingers, fries (good fries), burgers, hot dogs. Then, there was a carving station, wings, sushi. THEN, there was a cookie bar. A cookie bar I said. They even had cake pops but they were gone before I could go back. Live and learn people, if there is a cake pop in front of you, you take it and don’t look back. I had a brownie that was so delicious and decadent. It was great. I can’t wait to go again. (The seats had a perfect view too, I guess that’s why they are good seats, BUT THE FOOD).

I had Ed and Nate over for dinner and a movie last week. I made cornbread and chili, YUM. I love chili. We had a pound of ground beef that needed to be used so I wanted to find a recipe I could use it in. I also wanted to find a recipe that was very simple. This is definitely the most simple chili recipe I have ever made. I won’t lie, it wasn’t the best chili recipe I have made, but it got the job done.


2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

1/2 white onion, diced

1 pound ground beef

1 Tbsp. chili powder

6 oz. tomato paste

1 16 oz. can of low sodium beef broth

1 16 oz. can of water (fill the beef broth can up)

1 16 oz. can of kidney beans, not rinsed (or any beans you want)

salt and peper to taste

  • Place a large pan on medium heat.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Saute the onions for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and cook until browned, separating with a spatula while cooking.
  • Add the beef broth, water, tomato paste and chili powder and stir until combined.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, diced onions.

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