Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a safe New Years. Mine was a quiet one, a bowl of Pop Corn and watching the old 30's and 40's Thin Man Movies on TCM. Love them old movies!
My first Breakfast of the year was French Toast and Turkey Sausage. For the French Toast I used
For the Chili I used my favorite Chili, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili. I had 1 container of it left in the freezer so I sit it in the fridge to thaw overnight. To reheat it I took a sauce pan, sprayed with Pam, and put half of the Chili container in it. Added a few shakes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce to it. Heated it on medium, stirring often until it was heated through. The Chili reheats perfectly and tastes just as good as it did when it was first made! The recipe for the Chili is at the end of the post.
As the Chili was reheating I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I used a small baking sheet that I
To serve; I made a bed of the Fries in a bowl and topped them with the 3 Bean Buffalo Chili and
Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I was in Comfort Food Heaven! The Fries are just flat out delicious and then you add the Chili and Cheese and it's kicked up another 5 notches! Really a good hardy dish, especially on cold day and evening. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.
Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo,99% Lean
* All Bush's Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping) or Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Oyster Crackers (optional)
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).
*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.
Ore-Ida Waffle Fries
Share the great American potato with your family. Proudly nestled on the Oregon-Idaho border, Ore-Ida potato experts have been serving locally grown taters from the heartland of potato country since 1952. Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy, Waffle-Cut French Fried Potatoes are made from 100% real, fresh peeled, American grown potatoes. Ore-Ida takes great care to cut, season and freeze them in under an hour to lock in all the delicious, freshly cooked flavor. Your family deserves the highest quality because, if it's not Grade A, it's not Ore-Ida.
Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy:
* Made from 100% Grade A real potatoes
* 0g trans fat per serving
* 150 calories per serving
Serving Size 8 pieces (89 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 309.99mg 9%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%