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Dish-o-the-week: PW’s Chili!

That’s right, I gave in…again.  I made a Pioneer Woman recipe for the dish-o-the week.  I have a problem, I’ll admit it.  I’m going to Pioneer Woman cooking rehab soon, not to worry.  But in the mean time, you can check out this awesome looking chili.  I had never made chili before.  And I’ll go ahead and put this out there since I say something to that affect on every cooking post…until now…whew, deep breath…I haven’t really cooked.  Don’t judge me.  I’m a newly wed and I’m learning, but I truly am enjoying learning too.  Anywho, bring on the chili pics!

Key fixin’s.

Ms. Brisco and Speed Racer were getting impatient.  The smell was driving them wild!  So they just sat there…lingering over the chili.

The great thing about this recipe is that is leaves room to add or not add what you feel like.  She gives a list of “optional” ingredients.  I am not a huge bean fan, I will eat them in chili but that is about it.  Speed Racer thinks I must have had some sort of head trauma as a child for something to be so wrong with me that I would not like beans.  So I added pinto beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes with chili’s, one jalapeno, one finger hot pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and salt.  But you can mix and match as you like.

Oh he’s getting really impatient now, he’s got that crazed look in his eye.  You can tell he’s about to steal a nibble.  Not to worry though, we ate shortly after that.  There are no pictures because we were both too busy gobbling it down.

Now who is going to do the dishes I wonder?  Lucky for me, in our house it’s whoever doesn’t cook has to do the dishes.

Later that night…

I had to add this in the post because it’s too adorable for words.

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