Sunday, November 15, 2009

CHILI ~ CHRISTMAS ~ COWBOY

So I know this is boring but I am excited right now about my cooking adventures. I made another recipe from Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O'Dea. I made the Basic Chili that is on page 119. I substituted black beans for the kidney beans because I have a love affair with black beans. (don't tell my husband) I also added a can of Ortega diced green chilies because my husband adores them.
This was the best chili I have ever had. A+ in my book!
A little cheese and sour cream to garnish

A sneak pick at some Christmas P.J.'s (fashion show)

We celebrated my husbands birthday on Sunday with the kids. We had brownies and ice cream. I also made a double batch of Rice Krispies Treats so my kids could take some home with them.
The kids gave my husband a day of horseback riding with all of us because he wants to be a cowboy when he grows up. (he better hurry) So my son made up this page for the gift and put my husbands photo on the head of this cowboy. It was so funny we all had a good laugh over it. He didn't even notice that it was his head at first which made us all laugh even harder.

Next will be Cowboy Stew which I will make on Wednesday for his birthday. This recipe is on page 189 in the Cookbook and was contributed by my friend Headless Mom.

It was a great weekend. Hope you had a good one too.

31 comments:

xinex said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, Debby! Your kids have a lot of sense of humor, that picture is so cute and funny. The chili looks delish!...Christine

Headless Mom said...

I can't wait to try the regular chili. Perfect week for it!

Mara said...

No matter how good chili tastes, it is definitely challenged in the looks department! And cheese and sour cream? Hm, pass on that. And how your husband doesn't know about your affair? Does he have olfactory problems?

The cowboy looks brilliant and I hope you will have a great day out.

Holly said...

The cowboy pic is funny! :) And look at those doggie pjs!

kyooty said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubbie, it's My Birthday today, November Birthdays Are the bestestS!!

Just Add Walter said...

mmmm chili!! :) love those doggie pjs!!

Sheila said...

That chili LOOKS delicious!! YUM!!!!
Let us know how the stew turns out too!

Caitlin said...

Debby, I loved this post! I'm always looking for new recipes & this chili sounds great! So glad you had a great time for your husband's birthday! Also, those doggy PJ's are the cutest!!!

Brandy said...

looks delish. thanks for sharing. and aren't photoshopped presents the best?

Amy said...

What a sweet treat and way to spend your Birthday.

The Garden of Egan said...

That chili looks yummy! I too have a love affair with black beans, but my hubby knows this and is OK with it!

Randi Troxell said...

Mmm.. that recipe was NOT boring.. it looks wonderful!

CRY said...

HAPPY B DAY TO YOUR COWBOY!
I THINK YOUR HUSBAND WOULDNT MIND YOUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BLACK BEANS SINCE YOU PUT IN HIS FAVORITE,Ortega diced green chilies, YOU CAN BOTH SIT THERE AND SAVOR THE THE BEANS FOR YOU AND THE CHILIES FOR HIM, HEE HEE
LOVE THE OUTFITS ON THE BABIES

Mommy, I'm Home said...

That picture of your cowboy husband is great! I will have to try the chili recipe. I've been trying to find a good one.

blueviolet said...

I can't believe he didn't notice his head on there at first. Hilarious!

Your chili looks really good and I'm with your hubs. I love those chilies in there.

Baby News said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Your dogs are so very cute and I LOVE the cowboy photoshop. Hilarious!

kado! said...

i just heard Wendy Williams talk about Cowboy Stew on her show this morning...I'll have to click over to her site and get the recipe!

those pj's are TOO cute! Love it!

Tonja said...

What a great idea for a birthday gift!

I love the doggy duds, too!

Heart2Heart said...

Oh this sounds so good to make right now that we are getting some very cold weather.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Yummy! You are quite the cook! I may have to try the chili! And the pups pajamas are ADORABLE!

Samantha said...

Happy B-day to your hubby !
This chile recipe sounds so delicious !

Technodoll said...

That cowboy photo is absolutely brilliant! love, love it !

and your food both looks and sounds divine... i had to grab a big and wipe drool off my chin.

any leftovers?? LOL :-D

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a great photo...lol! Such wonderful goodies for the birthday....

Cherie said...

OK I seriously cannot wait for the Cowboy Stew! This chili looks really good too - my secret shame (I open a can for regular chili) I need to do better.

Happy Birthday to your Hubby Debby!

bambini studio said...

The chili looks fantastic! and the doggy pj's are adorable.

croleyc69 said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby and I love chili my favorite. Those doggie PJ's are too cute.
Caroline

Kerri said...

haha do those doggy pjs fold down in the back? and u just have been cooking everything! looks good! :)

Laufa said...

PJ for the puppies, so cute. Love the butt flap.
Happy Birthday Debby's Hubby!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Look at you go making all the recipes! Love the chili :), and love the crockpot liner!!!

What a super sweet mommy making for them to take home!

That picture is great ;)

jennifer said...

Yummy pictures! I love your pups in their PJs.

Sandy said...

That chili looks fabulous! But I was a little surprised to see TOMATO JUICE among the ingredients. Never thought of that.

Happy Birthdy to hubby, BTW

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