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C is for Chili

Hmmmm. I just finished a bowl of leftover vegetable chili from last night’s dinner. Filling and savory–it hit the spot.

Lunch: Vegetable chili: kidney beans, black beans, tomatoes, celery, carrots, garlic, and onions.

This just in:
“Snow Spotted in the Hill Country.” LOL! That’s the actual headline at KXAN.com right now. I know this is Texas, but still….it’s not Bigfoot we’re talking about here.

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Good–ready for our visit to Lindsey and Joey’s!

Breakfast: Fresh juice made from carrots, lemon, celery, ginger, apple.

Dinner last night: I made vegetarian chili with kidney beans, black beans, 4 sliced carrots, 1/2 chopped onion, 1 diced tomato, and 1/2 orange bell pepper. I added some cayenne pepper and ancho chili powder for a bit of kick. Makes 4-6 servings.

Dessert: Ohhhhhh. Looks like I was trying to prove my theory as stated in my previous post about baking in the morning. I made a chocolate covered cheesecake last night to take to Lindsey and Joey’s, and I had plenty of chocolate chips and licked the bowl, spoon, spatula, and mixing attachment before putting in the sink to soak.  Plus I had a little invention I am now calling chocolate cheesecake s’more—cheesecake filling (before the eggs) and ganache sandwiched between graham crackers.

The cheesecake was based on this recipe from Epicurious.com.  I cut the amounts in half, and didn’t add any of the coffee-related ingredients or the molasses. And for the crust, I used graham crackers rather than chocolate waters, and skipped the brown sugar and nutmeg. And rather than doing a sour cream icing with ganache lattice worked, I just poured ganache over the top.

This is the ganache. Ganache is SOO easy to make. You just bring cream to a boil, remove from heat, pour onto chocolate chips, and stir until smooth.

The crust with the first layer of ganache. The filling goes on top of that. After it’s baked, you add another layer!

Fitness Yesterday:
Day off. I came home extremely tired and wasn’t up for a work out. I slept until 6:40 this morning–I needed the zzzz’s.

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