Finally Friday or "Is that snow on my drive way, again?"
Yes another snow event has hit the North East leaving behind for us another 4 inches of fluffy white snow. Never a bad thing for Ozzie who reveled in it this morning making first tracks in the white stuff! I on the other hand just looked at it as an opportunity to dig out my car and complain about how the town plowed me in again! Though I must admit that the fresh snow does look pretty since it does a great job of covering up the other foot of old dirty snow that was on the ground! Enough complaining about the weather! This weekend are the playoffs for the AFC championship and the Jets for the first time in 40 years may well be on their way to the Superbowl! My Uncle Hank was an ardent Jets fan. He never gave up cheering them on loss after loss. I regret that he is no longer with us to witness this triumph of sorts, but knowing Unc he will watch from a seat on the fifty yard line up there somewhere! It will be a perfect set up to make a pot of chili this Sunday. Here is a crock pot recipe for a Turkey chili that I make that is quite good. ( You will never say "Where's the beef?" with this! ) It's so easy that even Ozzie could make it! "Sorry Oz no chili for you big boy!"
1 (16) oz can of white beans ( cannellini or navy beans) rinsed
1 (16) oz can of black beans rinsed
2lbs of round turkey, browned and drained
1 large onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 red pepper chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
3 tbsps of chili powder
1 tspn of cumin
1 tspn of black pepper
2 bay leaves
2 tspns Tabasco
2 (14.5) oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
Some cilantro and shredded cheddar or Monteray Jack cheese and low fat sour cream for topping.
Put all ingredients in crock-pot and set on high for first hour then reduce heat to low to cook for 5 hours. You can also do this on top of the stove in a dutch oven or large heavy pot.
Enjoy and go Jets!