Turkey & Black Bean Chili (stove top or slow cooker)

A few years ago if you asked me if I liked chili, I would have wrinkled my nose at you and said, “Eww, no!”

As a kid I hated chili! Now, as an adult, I can articulate that the reason I didn’t like chili was the texture of canned tomatoes made me gag, kidney beans were are gross and onions can ruin just about anything.

After Brad mentioned wanting chili several times, I really thought about it and went browsing around the internet for a recipe for chili that I could make for him and that I would actually like. Since there was ground turkey in the fridge and black beans in the pantry, that’s were my search started. I couldn’t find just one recipe that I wanted to try, but I liked elements of a few of them so I did my own.

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Oh February!

I’m happy to have spring in sight, but I don’t know how much weight that holds for us right now. I’m tired of being cold all the time and I’m pretty much done with snow, but February is a mixed bag around here because although it’s still hardcore winter, we get to celebrate Brad’s birthday and Valentine’s Day and that’s good stuff.

1. We had a “snow day” on Wednesday. It snowed a bunch so I opted to work from home rather than double my commute time and go out on the roads with people who don’t know how to drive in the snow. Brad attempted to get to work, but couldn’t managed to get his car off of our street. It was nice to set up in our “home office” (otherwise known as the dining room) and spend the workday together.

Coffee refills when you work from home mean losing your seat

2. Because of all of the snow on Tuesday/Wednesday, we cleared the driveway and walkways with the snow blower. This spring we’ll be in the market for a new welcome mat for the back door. The snow blower ate ours. Continue reading