it's way below freezing here in central Ohio.
Blowing snow and wind chill?
In my mind, that makes for a good weekend
to stay in and do some stitching!
I'm working on connecting my Lucy Boston Blocks!
YAY!All of those little, one inch squares,
all of the same color and not fussy-cut sure
So while stitching mindlessly,
that for this chilly day
I'd make up a big pot of chili.
I got some of my prepared ground beef out of the freezer...
dropped it into the slow cooker,
added three quarts of my canned tomatoes
and a cup of tomato paste...
stirred in a dash of this and a handful of that
along with another couple dashes of the really good stuff...
and put the lid on it.
Almost time for it to 'stew'.
Drop in the beans and cover and simmer for the day!
I went to back to the pantry for
the kidney beans and black beans.
Guess what? Not a single bean to be found!
My pantry is bean-less!
All I found in the bean section were some dried beans -
a mixture of 7 different kinds of dried beans...
which would be great if I had a ham hock in the slow cooker.
And it's smelling so good in here already!
I had already grabbed the cornmeal, too,
looking forward to whipping up some cornbread
so I could pull it out of the oven tonight
when the chili was ready to dish up.
I've never made bean-less chili before.
Doesn't sound very appealing...
I did get hold of Sweetie though.
And he agreed that
kidney beans and black beans should go into chili.
So on his way home late this afternoon,
he will stop by the grocery and grab some beans.
So we can have chili on this chilly night.
Disaster averted :)
and I'm going back to stitching
while my so far, bean-less chili
Here's hoping you can stitch a little, too,
on this chilly, chili day!