I’m getting my haircut in T-minus 8 days. It’s gotten so long! I’ve forgotten, now that I have short hair, that I have to schedule a trim appointment every 5-6 weeks. Not every…7 or 8… How often do you get your hair cut?
In other news, I’m glad I ran this morning because it’s scorching hot out there. I must have been tripping yesterday when I decided to make Crock Pot Chili for dinner tonight!
Oh yes I did!
Last night I rescued my crock pot from it’s summer-long slumber underneath piles and piles of serving trays in the cupboard, and loaded it up with all my chili ingredients. (What, you didn’t think you’d throw millions of parties when registering for your wedding gifts, only to come and find out that you don’t and now you have more serving trays than Martha Stewart?)
Anyways, like I said, I filled my crock pot up with all my chili ingredients last night – tomato sauce, shredded chicken, beans, spices, etc. – and let it hang in the fridge overnight.
When I left for work, I plugged that baby in and let my chili simmer and bubble away all day long.
I had actually completely forgotten about it until I walked in the door this afternoon and smelled the sweet scent of dinner all ready to go!
I served some Pretzel Bread on the side for dunking.
I bought this loaf to use for hot turkey & swiss sandwiches later this week, but I just couldn’t resist tearing into it tonight!
IT IS SENSATIONAL!!!!
Soft & squishy – it tastes just like a giant pretzel – complete with the lightly salty coating on top. It actually wasn’t that great dipped in the chili, so I devoured the hunks solo. That’s hunks plural. As in, the loaf is sitting approx 5 inches away from my wandering hand as I type this. Ok, there, I shut it.
I used my regular smoky, sweet Chicken Chili recipe, but instead of fresh garlic & onions, I used dehydrated onion and garlic powder. Couldn’t tell the diff.
Serve with crumbled saltines,
and cheddar cheese.
I’m glad I did!
In other news, I’m having one of those days where I feel like I have so much to do that I don’t even know where to start – so I’m just kind of sitting here until I can wrap my brain around it all.
I think I’ll start a list. I am the QUEEN of lists. Heeeere I go!
Have a good night, everyone!
Are you ready to turn on your crock pot yet?