Turkey Chili

1 Tbl. Olive Oil
1 Lb. Ground Turkey
1/2 Large Onion, Diced
2 Tbl. Chili powder
1 teas. Ground Cumin
1 teas. Dried Oregano leaves
1/2 teas. Ground Black Pepper
1/4 teas. Garlic Powder
1 3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Cup Salsa
1 Tbl. Sugar
1 Cup Whole Tomatoes
1 Can Spicy Chili Beans, rinsed/drained
1 Can Mixed beans, rinsed/drained
1/2 Can Black Beans, rinsed/drained
1 Can Corn, rinsed/drained
6-12oz Tomato Paste

Heat the oil in saucepot. Add Turkey, onions, chili powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until the turkey is well browned. Stirring often.
Take half of the beans and mash them together.
Stir the broth, salsa, sugar, beans, including the mashed beans, and corn in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbling.
Serve with shredded cheese and grill cheese sandwiches!

Lately we have been doing this in the crockpot and found that the flavor is better. We cook the meat, onion and spice mixture in a skillet. Pour all of the other ingredients into the crock pot while that is cooking. Then we add the meat mixture to the crockpot. We turn it on at about 11am and let it cook until we get home from work which is around 6:30pm or so. We have also prepped it the night before and put it in the fridge and then turned it on the next day so that there was no prep to do in the morning.

You can use whatever beans you like and add as much spice as you like.

Hope you enjoy!

This was adapted from a recipe found online. Unfortunately I cannot find that recipe.

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

2 Cups Flour
2 Tbl. Sugar
4 teas. Baking Powder
1 teas. Salt
3 Tbl. Butter
3/4 Cup Milk

4 Tbl. Butter
1 Cup Brown sugar, packed
3 teas. Cinnamon

For the filling, combine all ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle 1/2 mixture over the bottom of a 9X9 pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in softened butter. Stir in milk to form a soft dough.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface 1/4in. Thick. Spread remaining filling on rolled out dough. Roll up and cut.
Bake for 20-25min at 400*.

Original Recipe found at http://www.food.com.

My family loves these and they are easy to make and get in the over before I have to leave for work. I usually double the recipe and use a 9X13 pan so I have enough for my family at home and to give away. Let me know how you like them.

Week Full Of Random Goings On

So we’ll kick off this post with a Christmas gift that I order a long time ago. It just got here this week…. Yeah… I order a Stargate themed t-shirt for my girlfriend because she is a nerd like that. BUT this is what I got: first picture is the shirt shown on the website.  The second picture is the shirt I got in the mail.

The shirt I got, the whole “seven-chevron” code was messed up and missing the key symbol at the end. So I wrote the company (Big Mouth Clothing) an email stating. ” The shirt that came was completely different from the picture.  Plus the “Stargate”code is wrong and or cut off. Order #106-*******-5209052
would like to know what can be done? I can take a picture and send it to you so you can see.” This is what I got in return:



I was rather shocked that they were able and/or willing to fix the problem.  I haven’t received the replacement shirt yet, so the judgment is still out on that aspect. But customer service was nice and easy to work with. 
So after dealing with all that we went out and about.  Shopping for the normal stuff, when we found out this painting was on sale.  We’ve been eyeing the picture for a week or two, just didn’t have enough money for it.


A-MAZING!! It’s been a long time sense I’ve just looked at a picture and say, “I need that.” Makes me happy!
Then the following day I found a copy of Star Fluxx! Always Love this game.

Than to basically wrap up the week me and the girlfriend started making a fat kid’s wet dream.  CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE, REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP, BROWNE CUPCAKE!



Oh my god! Not diabetic friendly to say the least.