|Winter Wonderland (Photo courtesy of my Roommate)|
Between that and fighting with Power Point formating all day (I told you I was working from home!!!) I was ready for a cold beverage and some yummy food. I will admit that the roommate and I contemplated venturing out to either one of our 2 favorite local haunts (Franklin Southie or The Banshee) but the lure of a warm apartment stocked with food and cold beer was too strong!
We have been dying to make the following recipe for days after I picked up this magazine at Whole Foods (yes it was an impulse buy... no judging!!)
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili!!! (Pg 22 if you pick this up)
We had the majority of the ingredients in the apartment and took a little creative liberty to adapt it to what we had on hand. This recipe was ridonkulously easy and quick!!
Dice veggies, sautee veggies, add liquid n' simmer, add beans and tomatoes, heat and serve! Within a half hour we had a giant pot of yummy comfort goodness ( You can not even get take out that fast, especially during a blizzard!)
|Peel and dice 1 medium sweet potato|
|Dice 1 medium yellow onion, and 4 cloves of garlic|
|Sautee potato & onion in a bit of olive oil|
|Add garlic, spices (Chili powder, corriander, allspice, S&P) and sautee for 30 secs. Add cold water (2 1/2c)|
|Add your beans and diced tomatoes and bring to a boil|
|That's it people!!! It couldn't have been easier!|
- Ground meat (chicken, turkey, pork etc....)
- Serve over cornbread
- Serve over grits or polenta
- Add in more veggies and herbs
- Simmer longer to thicken up.
Overall I have to say that this was a great Snow Day. I got a hell of a work out shoveling, finished and started a few projects I have been meaning to get to at work and was able to cook a great meal with my roommate!
How did you spend your snow day? What is the one thing you crave/make when snowed in?