Good Chicken Soup

Yesterday afternoon I put together a big pot of chicken soup which was delicious this morning! I tend to make the pot too large but it will stay good in the fridgy for a long time, looks delicious, right? 90 degrees is forecast for today, time to fire up the air conditioning again! happy weekend.

Super Hot Chili!

I wasn’t intending to make this fresh pot so damn hot but boy is it! I use Rotel in every pot I make, but I purchased one can of Chipotle, and one can of Habanero. Oops, there’s the temperature difference. Add that to the usual pack of Hot chili spices I add. Will you stop by my place and have your mouth scorched!

It’s such a beautiful day today, I have the windows open to let the fresh air flow through the entire home. It’s that rare and short time each autumn and spring when I can do this and it’s so nice. It reminds me of a Michigan spring but you can’t leave the screens out or the doors open because of the nasty mosquitos!

Beef Burrito and Seasoned Rice

This lunch is as good as it looks! I add spicy sauce to the rice to further spice it a bit as well as the burrito. I haven’t been here in a while so it’s time, following this company on Instagram keeps me going back for more, haha! I wish it wasn’t almost $15 bucks though. Our windstorm is still rocking but not as bad as it was last night when the home was creaking in the sixty-plus mile-per-hour wind!

The Midnight Snack

I was burning the midnight oil last night, or should I say this morning so I popped my favorite frozen pizza in the countertop oven for sixteen minutes at 400 degrees for a quick fix of deliciousness. Today will heat up nicely in the valley with 88 warm degrees and full sunshine, I love the Mojave Desert!

Full Of Color

It wasn’t intended to be a full-on shopping run but that’s what it became. Along the way I have to grab some flower photos for you, I’d love to photograph these flowers outside in real, natural light. The lights in the store are awful for flower photography… But the chili will be delicious! 😂

Lunch At Wahoo’s

After my teeth were spiffed up, I walked down the sidewalk a short distance to try lunch at Wahoos. I’d never tried their food so I grabbed two chicken tacos and brown rice to go. It was so delicious! I should have snapped a photo before I inhaled it. I really like the fun decor in this place too which also sports a beautiful bar and several large-screen TVs to satisfy the hungry and drunk sports nutters. I tried to strike up a conversation with the pretty bartender but she was not friendly at all. I felt as though I wasn’t there. Just another stuck-up wench!

The Oops Chili

It’s really good chili, but I didn’t read the can label correctly and brought home with three cans of mild pinto beans instead of one can of pinto beans and two cans of dark red kidney beans. It does affect the flavor but it’s still okay. Just damn hot! I got some chores done today, wipe the truck down, prune the bushes and cut the little yellow berries off of the Mediterranean Fan Palm out front, a chore that needs to be done each spring because the berries draw vermin in like scorpions. The other photos are from the backyard while cooking.

The Chili King Slow-Cooks Again

There was a tiny bit of the previous pot of chile leftover so I dumped it down that hole where the scorpion was this morning and flushed it. For this pot of chili, I used one can of Pinto beans and two cans of Bush’s spicy chili beans, and one whole white onion.

Also, two cans of Rotel and two cans of diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning. Oh, and a pack of Knorr spicy chili seasoning along with adding Watkins chili powder to the chili directly, and to the ground turkey meat while it was cooking in the pan in coconut oil. And, one small can of tomato sauce with seasonings.

The taste tests with the teaspoon tell me that this slight variation of my own main recipe is delicious, and one that I wish I could share with you! Round about 8PM it will be ready!

Pinto Beans!

I love Pinto Beans but have never made my chili with three cans, it’s usually one can and two cans of dark red kidney beans. I used a yellow onion this time, I usually use white onions. And, I picked up a new container of chili powder from a manufacturer I’ve never tried so I hope the chili is still good.

Oh, I also added ground turkey this time and omitted the tomato paste as a thickening agent, I’ll report the outcome haha! But it has six hours in the crockpot to go.

Thai Larb Chicken

This was my lunch today with my new biking friend. I’ve never had Thai food before and man on man was this so delicious! So spicy, it left my lips and tongue scorched which I love. My friend had (I don’t know the name) but it’s spinach with batter on it and it was sooo delicious too!

It came with a very thin chili sauce for dipping which was also very spicy. I’m sold and will visit this restaurant again not because the food is delicious, but it’s also a “mom and pop” restaurant which I always want to support. We ate outside on the patio, but the interior of this place is very beautifully decorated. Yum!