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Monday, December 31, 2012

Aloha Chili

Happy New Year's Eve!

I've got about 2 seconds to get this post together before I need to get in the shower and get the kids ready, so we can head to our friend's house later today.  A day of seeing their new house, eating, drinking, watching football {and basketball - go Hawks!} and letting the kids run and play.

Sadly, I am not taking this chili - but you can to your party!  It comes together in a flash and can just simmer away in a crock pot until ready to eat.  My mom made this for us when she babysat a few weeks back.  The husband promptly asked for the recipe, so here it is!

Now, don't get me wrong - I've perfected our regular chili recipe and we love it.  But every once in awhile you want something different.

This chili is a little bit sweet, yet still has that smoky, chili powder spice like a normal chili.  I'm pretty sure your crowd will devour it.

Aloha Chili

2 lbs. ground beef
2 - 15.5 oz. dark kidney beans
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
16 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 1/2 C. matchstick carrots
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 C. diced green pepper
1 C. diced onion
1 T. chili powder
salt/pepper to taste
*Have additional tomato juice on hand to thin it out, if too thick.
Brown ground beef; drain.  Drain kidney beans and pineapple.  Add all ingredients and stir. Cover and put in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  

That's it people!  Don't you love dump and stir meals?

We do.

So I had to share this shot of the Little Miss.  She is now 21 months old, going on 15 years.  We started both of our kids potty training pretty early and now she is just all about it.  She tells me when she needs to go and other than sometimes spending much more time in the bathroom than I'd like, she does pretty good.

This was at grandma and grandpa's house over the weekend.  She sat here FOREVER and told everyone in the house "hi" and "bye" and "why she was sitting there".....she'll strike up a conversation with anyone.

Don't you love her elf tights and reindeer shirt?

I just die.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)December 31, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Oh my goodness, that is the cutest picture!!!!!! Adorable. Happy New Year!!!!!

  2. My son is 26 months and we have contemplated potty training. I think he's just too little. He doesn't have the right mindset yet. Happy New Year Ally!

  3. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsJanuary 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Yeah, they need to be ready. She seems to be all about it I think from watching her older brother....but we've got a LONG way to go!