Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Here's the recipe...
2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Onions, diced
1 Green Pepper, diced
1 Red Pepper, diced
3 tablespoons of Minced Garlic (I buy this jarred, it's so much easier)
1 lb of Ground Beef (the higher the fat content, the better)
1 lb Beef Sirloin, cubed
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can of Diced Tomatoes
2 (6 oz.) cans of Tomato Paste
1 (14.5 oz.) can of Stewed Tomatoes
1/2 cup Brandy (it gets cooked- no alcohol content)
1/2 can of Beef Broth
1/2 can of Chicken Broth
2 (15 oz.) cans of Kidney Beans (drained)
2 (15 oz.) cans of Chili Beans (drained)
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
2 tablespoons of Cocoa
1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
1 tablespoon of Cumin
1 teaspoon of Oregano
1 teaspoon of Cayenne
1 teaspoon of Salt
Ground Pepper, to taste
4 dashes of Chipotle Sauce
Brown the meats (seasoned with salt and ground pepper) and saute the onion, peppers and garlic in the extra virgin olive oil. While that is cooking add all of the other ingredients to your crock pot. When the meat is cooked, drain the grease and add the meat to the crock pot. When the onion is translucent, add it and the e.v.o.o to the crock pot. Set on low and let it simmer for 6-8 hours. This should be enough to feed about 10-15 people. Of course, taste the chili while it is cooking. If you like yours with more spice, use hot chili powder and more dashes of chipotle or hot sauce. That is how I would make it if I were cooking for myself.
I wish I could provide pictures, but when I made this I was making three large pots and somewhere between snapping pictures of the canned tomatoes and using the hundreds of spices... I stopped taking pictures. I won second place in a work contest with this, but when I win first... I won't be sharing my recipe :o)
Sunday, November 6, 2011
It was a beautiful ceremony at the Wright House in Mesa, AZ.
The groomsmen waiting for the ceremony to start...
A creative twist to the picture above...
Here comes the bride!
Aiyana and her little cousin Jade watching as the ceremony got started...
Here's a video of Skye & Aiyana dancing...
Here's a video of Clara dancing (she's the one carrying the glow bracelet). She's got rhythm...
Travis's friends can really dance and they were so entertaining to watch. I wish the lighting were better, I would have taken more video. Here's a little snippet of one of his friends dancing...
Wow... it's even darker on my blog... sorry.