Okay, good food for ANY day. Since I had to work until 5pm tonight, I prepped a big pot of chili last night, tossed it into the crockpot this morning, and let it simmer all day long. There’s a secret to a really good chili: the spices. There are two secrets to an AWESOME chili: the spices and the meat. Today’s chili was really good; I use McKormick Mesquite seasoning in addition to everything else. AWESOME chili is when I use venison instead of beef.
I’ve already prepped tomorrow’s supper, too: Golden Harvest Soup, which the Kidling says is more like a chowder, because it’s thick. I’ll include the recipe here, because it really is great on a drab day… or a really cold one.
Golden Harvest Soup
*One can of Chicken broth (You can use veggie broth if you prefer)
*2 cups of hard squash, cubed (I use a combination of Butternut, Acorn, and whatever other hard squash that catches my eye. You could use just one. Don’t try using Zucchini or yellow Summer Squash)
*1 medium carrot (the recipe says finely diced. I use a hand grater)
*1 medium onion, diced (I use two shallots. I prefer the taste)
In a large pot, bring the broth and the squash to a boil; add carrot and onion and boil; Mash down the squash.
Season with honey and nutmeg to taste. Let simmer.
To thicken, carefully add a mixture of flour and butter
Add one cup heavy cream; simmer until heated through.
A serving suggestion: garnish with a little nutmeg on top and crusty bread on the side. To reheat left-overs, add half a cup of heavy cream and heat.