Some of those food bloggers out there take photos of food that make my mouth water.
That is not one of my talents. But I do love to cook and I want to share recipes with you so you’ll have to make do with my not so beautiful photos.
I developed my love of cooking because of my mom. My mom is a hard worker and spending time with her as a child meant working right along side of her. She canned everything and I was the official bean snapper, cherry pitter and chatterbox. I spent many hours in the kitchen with her, preserving food to fill up the scary dark room in the basement, and cooking all kinds of deliciousness throughout the year. My mom could take the simplest of ingredients and turn them into something amazing. Big Sunday dinners and lazy Sunday breakfasts are some of my favorite memories of home. It’s no wonder, that to me, food and comfort go hand in hand. It has been a week around here and I needed some comfort food so I made us some of my mama’s green chili. It’s simple and oh so good. Just perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner and it freezes well!!
|My Mama's Green Chili|| |
- 3 lb chuck roast
- 3 lb pork roast (inexpensive cut)
- 1½ c water
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 heaping TBSP flour
- 2 large cans whole green chilies
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 medium can tomatoes
- 6 TBSP oil
- Place beef and pork in water with salt to taste and the 4 cloves of garlic. (I cook mine in the slow cooker but you can also do it on the stove.) Cook until the meat pulls away from the bone. Cool, let stand until the fat congeals at the top; remove fat. (Or stick it in the fridge for two days because it doesn't work out to make it till then, like me.) Reserve the broth. Shred the chilies, combine with the pressed garlic, salt to taste and canned tomatoes. Let stand, cut cooled meat in small squares, about ½ inch. Heat oil in extra large skillet, stir in flour, add chili-tomato mixture and enough meat broth to desired consistency (keeping mixture thick.) Add cut up meat; simmer 15 minutes. Serve with beans or use as a filling to make burros. Use flour tortillas.
I promise you and yours will love it!
It’s the first day of rainy fall weather here in Utah.
The leaves are starting to change on our gorgeous mountain.
Fall is in the air and I could not love it more.
To celebrate we want to give you a present.
This ADORABLE fall check list in printable pdf form.
Mady drew it just for you and she has mad skills.
I think I will use mine as a fun piece of fall art!
(I can’t take a good enough photo to capture how cute it is so I’m not even going to try!! Just trust me and click on the link to the pdf. *wink & a smile*)
Have a beautiful weekend my friends…do something that makes you feel a little wild ok?
p.s. Did you know we changed the venue of our Christmas retreat? Well we did! We are going to do it right here on the farm in the Art Cabin. It’s going to be cozy and warm and lots and lots of fun and we would love to have you join us!! You can read all about it HERE.