Yay for Traditions!


Yesterday, we continued our tradition of carving pumpkins with one of my oldest, and one of our dearest friends, Thomas. It’s been 3 years now of us carving pumpkins together, and though other people have come and gone from the equation, and moved on with their lives, we’ve always managed to get the three of us together for a few awesome traditions.

I made chili, which I’ll post the EASY recipe at the bottom of this post, and my VERY first home made apple pie, made from scratch without any help! Yay! I haven’t tried it yet though, but I heard it was pretty good.

Onto the DELICIOUS chili recipe!

I made this up on my own, so you can always change it to however you think you’d like it best!!

1lb ground beef, ground turkey, chicken or tofu, or whatever you prefer
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato SAUCE, the small cans.
2 cans Bushes CHILI beans, Medium trust me. I’m a wimp when it comes to spices and medium is the way to go, never get mild, at least get medium haha
1 can red kidney beans, drained
1 package chili seasoning (or home made)
1 cup diced onion (I just use minced onion you buy in the seasoning section!)

Cook meat, until brown/done. Drain fat
toss meat, and all the other ingredients into a large pot.
heat until hot
top with cheese, sour cream, onions or whatever you prefer!
Eat then enjoy!



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Tonight I made Homemade Chili. This recipe didn’t come from any website, I did call my mom for some advice, but thats about it, so I’m REALLY truly proud of this one, and am happy to share it with all of you! Maybe next time I’ll snap a better photo!

Home Cooked Chili

(photo taken with my cell phone, sorry!) 


1lb (or more depending) ground beef
2 Cans of Dark Red Kidney Beans
1/2 cup diced onion
1 can of tomato sauce, not tomato paste
1 can steamed diced tomatoes
Chili Powder

In a skillet, cook onion & brown the beef, drain.
In a large pot, mix the full cans of kidney beans (juices and all), diced tomatos, tomato paste and cooked beef & onion. Cook on Medium (or low depending when you’re planning on eating) add chili powder to taste! This is a HUGE hit here, and at work, everyone LOVES it! Bonus, it’s easy!