Chili, Cornbread and New Pajamas!

So today we picked up Steven from school for a little while and I always try to make something more than sandwiches as lunch for him. My culinary achievement for today was some yummy chili and some even yummier cornbread! The chili is my own recipe but the cornbread is from my new favorite site and was super easy and quick! First my chili recipe!

Chunky Bean and Beef Chilli

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  •  1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 8 oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1 can of black beans (drained)
  • 1 can of red kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 can northern beans (drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (I use the kind flavored with basil and oregano)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup veggie stock

Brown meat in pot. Then throw everything in the pot with meat and season with salt and pepper to taste. I let mine simmer on low while I make the cornbread. The liquid will start to evaporate so if you prefer a more liquid chili you will need to add a little more stock towards the end!

Now for the cornbread. I used the Basic Cornbread recipe and it was a hit with my hardest customer, my husband. He loves cornbread and he loved this one too! G enjoyed the chili and cornbread as much as everyone else! Most of it ended up n the chair but he did have fun!

After taking Steven back we decided to stop by the park on base. It is huge and the kids love it! They will play for hours and cry when it’s time to leave 🙂 I enjoy it because I get to hang out with other moms and have some adult conversation! The kids have been down with runny noses and coughs from the weather so they haven’t been able to go out and play much and everyone is suffering from it! We were out there for almost 3 hours and had tons of fun!

We came home and watched some Netflix and got their new pajamas from their grandparents on! S was super excited about it because her Nan knows her so well that she got her one with a baby doll gown attached! Here is a picture of the three of them…this was picture number 127 by the way!


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