Saturday, August 1, 2009

Budget beater - Chilli

Love those comfort foods when it's a cold night, there's not much in the cupboard (the day before payday), and you are feeling in a creative mood.
Grab some frozen mince from the freezer, a can of tomatoes (chopped, diced or whole doesn't really matter, it all smoodges down to one flavour), chopped onion, a can of red kidney beans (rinsed), and a pinch of chilli powder.Of course, I tend to go overboard with the chilli - I really gotta remember that less is more, and not to put more than 1/2 teaspoon of powder in. Most of the family couldn't quite finish this as I measure chilli by the handful, not spoon...
I'm the worst person to ask to 'season to taste'-as I love my food hot. I'm having the leftover chilli in jaffles for lunch today - and tomorrow. What is left is all mine, although John finished his serve, he just didn't want any more. Even with adding Sour Cream to his serve, Martin gave up half way....Harry struggled, not liking spicy food, but managed a good half. giving the rest to the dog (who incidentally, loved it!)