cynth (cynthtastic) wrote,

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Food again

I made more food tonight. I also did the dishes. It's only ten o'clock! Go me! My cooking has come a long way. It used to be I couldn't make anything edible, or if I liked it, I knew damn well no self-respecting friend or family member of mine would ever try whatever weird ass thing I concocted. These new meals could be served to guests.

First, I made accidental chili. I know: how does that happen? Well, I intended to make something pseudo-Mexican in nature. I figured I'd have at least one can of corn around here somewhere, and I intended to add tomatoes, onions, black beans, some hot stuff, maybe some cilantro, and/or some lime. At the grocery store, the plan changed, and then when I got home, there was no corn. I decided to cook the stuff I did have, and it turned out to be a lot like chili.

I cooked some lean ground turkey with half a chopped onion. Then I food processed (Magic Bulleted) about a half a cup of jalapeno pepper rings I had left over and threw that in. I added some Red Hot, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, a little cayenne, a packet of crushed red pepper flakes I had left over, some cracked black pepper, sea salt, and a tiny bit of thyme. I dumped in a big can of black beans and an even bigger can of diced tomatoes, both drained. I thought I might have over-spiced it, but it came out just right. I split it into four parts and heaped a shredded four-cheese blend I bought on top of each serving.

But what became of that other half onion? The suspense must be killing you! I chopped it in bigger pieces and cooked it in half a stick of butter. (Yeah, not healthy, but whatever.) I added two zucchinis and two yellow squash(es?) cut into chunks, salt and pepper, thinly sliced lean chicken breasts strips seasoned with Montreal Chicken Seasoning, and two large portabella caps cut into chunks. I stuffed this vat of food into three containers for a total of seven food bowls for the ... week? Yeah, it should last a week, and I only spent $30, including a prepared lunch for myself. (Didn't have time to grocery shop and eat on my lunch break.)

Unfortunately, I forgot to get breakfast foods. I have apple butter and Kashi Go Lean Crunch, but I don't have the bread or milk necessary to make either of those work. Guess it's back to the store again tomorrow.
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