Happy Sunday, everyone and welcome to my weekly lifestyle post called Sunday Mornings at Home.
This post can go a variety of ways each week, and after last week, it will go several directions…just stick with me.
I always get excited when the ladies who read this blog want to participate in different ways.
Today, two of you are featured in Sunday mornings at home.
So, get cozy everyone, and let’s start here with our fabulous reader participation.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME – FROM THE BLOG COMMUNITY
Connie has been reading the blog for a very long time and is currently on vacation…have fun, Connie, may it be a special one!
She sent this photo of fall in Oregon…and it is a beauty. Makes me want to vacation there!
Kathie shared her Pumpkin Chili with us and I am going to make this for Mr. B. It sounds so good!
And I fool around with my chili recipe too!!
Kathie sent this note along with the photo and LINK TO THE PUMPKIN CHILI RECIPE….
Finally had a chance to go to the grocery store this morning so I’m
making the pumpkin chili right now. The recipe is from the November
2001 issue of Traverse Magazine which is the regional magazine for NW
Michigan. I’ve make this several times a year for over 20 years. Its
one of my favorite chili recipes. Its no way near Texas Chili but quite
easy and everyone loves it.
I’ve included a photo of the recipe I clipped 22 years ago as well as
the link to the Traverse Magazine website where the recipe is still
featured with some minor changes. Originally it called for canola oil
and now olive oil. I use avocado oil. Also 2 can of tomatoes rather
than one. I think I’ve always just used one 28 oz. can because that’s
how I buy it.
The original recipes called for lean ground beef or ground turkey or a
very special local beef product that was available then. I see the new
recipe calls for beef. I usually use 1 pound ground turkey and a half
pound of lean ground beef. I tend to have a heavy hand with the
seasonings and always double the green chilis. Chili is a recipe that
lends itself to a little foolin’ around.
It doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all. The pumpkin is a thickener which
also adds a bit of fiber and vitamins. I think your family would enjoy it.
Thanks to both of you for sending items for the Sunday Mornings at Home posts. If anyone else would like to send your fall decorations or recipes, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME – OVEN ROASTED CORN
I made Chicken Tortilla Soup this past week and decided to add oven roasted corn.
I took four ears, shucked and cleaned,
I brushed them with melted unsalted KerryGold butter (garlic and herb seasonings variety), mixed with a teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper.
Wrapped in foil, placed four on a cookie sheet. And roasted in a pre-heated 450 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
Then I cut the corn off, and included it in my Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Starts with making chicken broth in my slow cooker….with a chicken, chopped onion, chopped three stalks of celery, 4 cloves of garlic, and a teaspoon of salt.
That cooks overnight.
In the broth, I cook three large fresh carrots chopped, another onion chopped, three stalks of celery chopped with
2 cans of Rotel Tomatoes and Chilis
1 large can of pinto beans and black beans
1 packet of taco seasoning
After removing bones from the chicken, I rip it into shred and include a generous amount in the soup.
I serve it over tortilla chips and right now I absolutely love this brand LATE JULY TORTILLA CHIPS...my favorite is Multigrain.
These are gluten free…whole grain…vegan…kosher…and delicious! I buy them at HEB, but I see they are also at Target, Walmart and Amazon.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME – ONE OF THOSE WEEKS
This photo kind of sums up last week…when I look at it, I see DESTRUCTION.
The first photo today shows some autumn mums on my daughter’s front porch…so I came back and purchased them for my front porch.
At least one deer was glad I did…but it is creepy how he just ate the flowers…nothing else.
Mr. B’s back has been locked up all week, and on Monday we were sent to the emergency room by one doctor.
That is long story…Mr. B is fine for now…but still has a locked up back.
The funny part of this story was when we left the emergency room just before midnight, I went to get the car and left him just outside the door to wait for me.
I was so tired, that when I got in the car, I started driving home…without him!!
Fortunately, I snapped out of my stupor before I had gone too far and turned around to go back for the patient….who was in pain and wondered what was taking so long!
I do not do well late at night.
There are other reasons the week has been stressful, but nothing like others endured.
I realize that by writing what I am going to write that it may upset someone.
But, I wish we could all love and live together with different beliefs and not get angry when something is said we disagree with.
I lost one reader the last time I offered an opinion on a current event…but, I must say that I am heartbroken for the people of Israel and their families.
There were several grandmothers …women just like us…who were killed or abducted. The pictures and videos became too horrific to watch.
For a moment, I thought of the Holocaust and the mindset that led to it…we see that same mindset active now.
It is pure evil. Plus, my own country is also very vulnerable to terrorism with an open border.
I cannot write about a week like this and not acknowledge the truth of what is going on.
So, how do I respond? As I always do…pray without ceasing. I pray for healing and protection in Israel, and for the protection of all our families.
I pray that if hostages are alive, they will be found and brought home.
I pray the evil ones would be caught and stopped.
I pray we all would have discernment and be safe.
I HAVE HOPE.
Thank you for being here, friends. I will see you tomorrow.
By Pamela Lutrell