Monday, October 8, 2007

Dinner Tonight

Today was one of those crazy days when I hit the ground running at 6:00 am and never slowed down. Even now I have three loads of laundry waiting for me to fold and a dishwasher that needs to be emptied before I can load it with dinner dishes.
In spite of being gone all morning and for the latter half of the afternoon, I managed to plan ahead and make a crock pot dinner so that when we walked in the door at 6pm after Kimball's RDI therapy appointment, dinner was ready! And even more noteworthy is that it was something that both Kimball and Henry ate without complaining. (I don't know what is keeping Ian alive these days. I swear he never eats and lives on about 16 oz of low fat milk a day. If he were my only child, I'd be worried, but I've learned that these things pass. And he doesn't seem to be losing weight.) I did fib a bit to Kimball and tell him that it was hamburger meat. Kimball is a hamburgertarian and refuses to eat any meat unless it is in the form of a hamburger. It would have been unlikely that he'd eaten this with ground beef--but it was downright miraculous that he ate this turkey chili.
Anyhow, you should try it this week. It is diet friendly (Core if you are doing WW), full of fiber and protein--(beans are our friend) and easy to make.

Turkey and White Bean Chili
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 oz (3 cups) chicken broth
  • 45 oz (3 cans) white beans
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 3 T. lime juice
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • for extra kick, add one can diced green chilis
Brown the turkey, onion, and garlic in a frying pan. Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for at least 4 hours. Salt and pepper to taste.
This is a very mild chili--if you like heat, you need to add it. But my boys (including Jared) are wimpy, so they like it as written. We let Kimball put some cheddar cheese on it.
P.S. Here's a Halloween picture from last year. Aren't they cute?


Mahina said...

sounds delish! i may be trying this very soon!

Anonymous said...

Any left-overs?
Halloween picture from last year. They are cute!

Calamity Jane said...

I just copied the recipe, am excited to try it. Congrats to your sister

Michal said...

There were about two servings leftover--one was consumed for my lunch today. you'll have to show up at dinnertime next time around!:)

david mcmahon said...

Crazy days? Yep, I had one of those today!!