Seriously, does it get much better?
I made some delicious veggie chili the other evening. Nothing says "Hey honey, are you ready for some sexy time?" like a piping hot bowl of beans. Am I right?
This is a quick recipe. From start to finish it took about 35 minutes. You could also throw everything into a crock pot and cook an low for about 5-6 hours (until veggies are tender).
Johi's Veggie Chili
2 T olive oil
1 large onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 c. red/orange or yellow pepper (chopped)
1/2 c. green pepper (chopped)
2 stalks of celery (chopped)
1 can corn (drained)
1 can chili beans (with juice)
1 can red kidney beans (drained)
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can diced tomatoes (with juice)
1 T vegetable bouillon
salt and pepper to taste
2 T chili powder
1 T crushed hot pepper
1 T sugar
In a stock pot on med/high, add 2 T. olive oil. When hot, add onions, peppers, celery and garlic. Cook while stirring until tender~ 5 minutes. Turn down heat to Med- Med/Low (I use 3-4 on my electric stove top). Add canned ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in bouillon (I use the paste). Add spices to taste.
This was a thick, hearty chili. I you prefer a more brothy texture, add a cup of V-8 or tomato juice.
Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips and a sprinkle of cheese.
Although I love music, I don't listen to it as much as I should. And I SHOULD listen to more, because like dark chocolate, Tina Fey and well made boots, music makes me happy. Everyone knows that happy people are friendly people. Then we smile instead of scowling, which is good for other people. Then other people are happy and they skip through fields and hug dolphins and stuff. And all the princesses kiss toads and live happily ever after with their pet toads and tiaras and Jimmy Choos. The End.
The point here is that I need some new shoes.
Oh, and I want to share with you some music that makes me happy.
ZZ Ward rocks this song. She rocks it hard. Plus, this chick has STYLE. Loving her singing "Put the Gun Down".
This is a Denver band that I heard on 93.3 (great local station). Churchill is their name and being awesome is their game. May I present their song "Change":
And I will wrap it up with The Lumineers because I heart The Lumineers (one of the members is from Fort Collins, you know). This song, "Stubborn Love", melts my heart and makes me want to play a tambourine while singing harmony.
That's a wrap!
Peace, Love and Happiness,