"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday's Dinner

I wanted to share what I made for dinner on Tuesday, as it is cheap, fast, simple, nutritious, and tastes good!

First of all, I made a pot of chili.  I use the same basic recipe everytime, but sometimes I tweak it a little.  I usually brown a pound and a half of ground beef or turkey; this time I had some leftover beef from the roast I cooked on Sunday.  I chopped it up and put it in the pot.  Then I added: 2 cans tomato sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can corn, 2 cans beans (this time I use 1 kidney beans and 1 black beans) that are drained and rinsed.  Then I chopped up half an onion and half a bell pepper, and sauteed them in olive oil until tender, then added them to the chili.  Next I added: 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper, 3 cloves minced garlic.  I normally let this simmer in the crockpot all day, however today I put it on the stove for a few hours, as I got started late.  An hour before it was time for dinner, I put potatoes in the oven to bake.  Then I prepared a salad.  I got a great idea from Crystal at Homemaking on the Homestead about a great way to make salad.  This way, everyone can put what they want in a salad, so more people will eat it.  Often times, there is one ingredient that someone doesn't like, so they don't eat salad at all!

Well, that's it.  I know a lot of women are looking for frugal dinners to make these days.  Throw in tasty, simple, and nutritious, and you've got a winner!

God bless!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great, April!

    Hope you are doing well, dear sister!