Summer Chili

It has been raining all morning here and the gloom is getting to me, makes me want to cook… I’m in a bit of a predicament though, because the Lemur King is sleeping and I can’t go out to shop for the needed ingredients. When I am finally able to go shopping though, you can bet that I am going to pick up the things needed for a summer chili. I have been craving it lately and had to go on a hunt of sorts this morning to find a good recipe. The chili gods answered me though because I came across this beautiful recipe over at The Smith Scoop and couldn’t contain myself! It had to be shared… She even has this amazing little trick with a pie plate and grease that was SO simple, yet made SO much sense! So click on the photo and go check it out!

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Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bars

I know that I am lacking somewhere in my life and I am sure that it has to do with my God or my ego… Normally I back-pave those holes with food. Yes, I eat my feelings. For those that know me well, you know that I have battled severe nausea for years now. So, for me, when I get a hankering for something, my brain just does not stop until I feed the need. This week it has been chocolate and pretzels. It has gotten so bad that I stopped at Caribou Coffee, looked at the Barista as if I was waiting for her to read my mind and up word vomitting on her about wanting a Snicker’s in a cup. Of course it did not come out as smoothly as, “May I please have something that tastes like a Snicker’s?” No, there were many more grunts of inaudible words as the thought tried to make it’s way out of my mouth. She for sure thought there was something wrong with me… well, something more than my norm.

All kidding and my grunts aside, I have been falling apart trying to find something that might spark my interest. I came across this beauty of a recipe over at BabyGizmo.com… Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bars How’s that for a mouthful? I am trying to stay away from the fat content and ignore all the usual bells and whistles, this is purely for the pleasure of having beautiful Noms. Check it out and tell me what you think…

Mmmm Bob Evans

I was swiftly on my way to Ikea, just to pick up some more jars for storage, when I heard Bob Evans calling from the expressway… I knew that the Lemur King could eat, even though he just had something before we left the house. That boy is always up for food! I have to say that the service at this particular Bob Evans was wonderful! I got very minimal looks which is slightly unusual for me, but so welcome.

There is a horrible craving that has been lying under my craving for crab these days… salt. Not knowing what the deal is, I tend to just succumb to the craving. For the past couple of weeks I cannot get enough bacon, sausage, popcorn, etc. This is killing me because I know that it is SO not good for me! Not being able to do the Bikram these days is not helping me at all. Know this though, when I decide to do up a craving, I do it right… I ordered the Sausage Biscuit Bowl…

The Lemur King ended up getting the kid’s Spaghetti, which he ate almost half of…

And of course, we had to have dessert…. Some Peanut Butter Brownie Sundae thing…

         Of course we didn’t need to get the sundae, at all, but how do you end a delicious meal like that if you are already in this deep?! And to think that we still had to go shop after stuffing our bellies full!