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Easy Meals: One Pot Chili Mac

Baseball season has me running here, there, and everywhere. We are at practice 3 days a week with two games weekly. I try not to pick up fast food, but I will admit that at least one game a week we run out to get food since the game lasts from 4-7pm including warm-ups. This leaves me scheduling my meals for the week. I make sure to have meals prepped on practice days so that when we come home we can just warm and eat. I usually pick foods that still taste good when they are reheated. Or that can sit in the crock-pot or instant pot.

This week I am excited to try this twist on chili. Everyone in my family loves Mac N Cheese, and everyone loves Chili. So, why not combine the two? Thank you to BellyFull for this fun and simple recipe. Bonus points for making it in a dutch oven because I can adapt it to cook in the instant pot. In order to cook it in the instant pot, I just made sure to brown the meat before I placed the ingredients in the Instant Pot.

one pot chili mac

I am sure this one-pot chili mac will become a hit with my family since it is so simple to create and enjoy. Thank you to BellyFull for the idea. Be sure to head over to BellyFull for the full tutorial, and to see their other great recipes!

Spooky Ghost Chili: a Halloween Dinner Idea

IMG_0854.JPGWe love to get into the Halloween spirit. But we also love an easy simple dinner the night of Halloween. Well this year we have found another spectacularly spooky dinner idea with very little fuss. Now we can concentrate on getting ready for our ghoulish night trick-or-treating and making last minute changes or touch-ups on our costumes and decor. We have made mummy hotdogs and spooky pizzas in the past, so we wanted something new. Well we sure found it. This year we will be making Spooky Ghost Chili. This is perfect for us since we love chili, it is simple to make, and we can make it in a hurry. The little added Halloween charm makes it a fun and fantastic meal for our little ones, and us, on this fun Halloween night.

We found this Spooky Ghost Chili at Little Nummies. Little Nummies was created by mommy of three Kellie. Kellie loves to make fun and fantastic meals for her three little ones, and has tons of amazing ideas to make any meal fun! We especially love her Spooky Ghost Chili. It is quick, simple, and so much fun. Sometimes we expect fun little meals to be too difficult, time consuming, or expensive. Kellie shows us it doesn’t have to be with her Spooky Ghost Chili. You can also check out some of Kellie’s other fun meal ideas and try them at home. Everyone will love them!

What You Will Need:

Chili (need a new chili recipe? Try one of these)
Mozzarella Cheese or Jack Cheese (just make sure it’s white!)

Now just head on over to Little Nummies for some instructions on how to make some spooky little ghosts for your chili, serve, and enjoy! We are so excited to try this at home, we hope you and your family have a great Halloween!

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Southern Chili: Food for Fall

Southern Chili

We know that the fall brings great food, but sometimes with a house full of busy boys with sports and other extracurricular activities it can be hard for any momma to get a delicious dinner on the table. That is why we have found you a fantastic recipe that will help you to get a great meal ready quickly and still have time to play with your boys.

This month we found a great new recipe blog written by Mom of one Dani, a foodie that loves to share her fantastic food ideas on her blog. She was kind enough to allow us to share her superb Southern Cowgirl Chili recipe with you mommas out there looking for a quick but delicious meal. Dani has lots of other great recipes that will make life easy for Moms on the go, so don’t forget to check out her website Dani’s Recipe Creations.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 lb. of Jimmy dean breakfast ground sausage
  • 1 can of red kidney beans(drained)
  • 1 can of Bush’s Grillin beans Texas Ranchero Flavor pinto beans
  • 1 can of ranch style beans
  • 1 reg. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 reg. can of Rotel
  • 1 packet of McCormick Mild Chili seasoning
  • 1 small onion and bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 tsp Oil (for cooking the meat and onions)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

What You Will Do:

1. Begin by sautéing the onion and the bell peppers in a little oil with the meats.
2. Then mix together the chili seasoning package and a cup of water. Then add to meat mixture.
3. Now add beans and other remaining ingredients. Mix and cook on medium for about 30 minutes or 1 hour on low (the longer it cooks the better it stews to perfection.)

Now serve with some cheese and chips or tortillas for a great fall meal!