This was my first stew ever, and I think it turned out pretty good! Although, next time I'll cook the beans for slightly longer, and maybe add a bit less Italian seasoning. Otherwise: all good! I used to think eating veal was wrong, because it's a baby cow, but this week is was on sale and I remembered it was tasty. So voila: the grocery-store circular has determined my eating habits. Bring on the baby cow! This recipe makes 4 servings.
I made this for breakfast on Saturday (I know, I know, I'm a little late with the posting) because I'd just seen the idea for it the day before. It's a nice way to have grapefruit, especially when it's cold out: nice, warm, and sweet. If I ever host a brunch I'll probably do this. I got the idea from the blog Playing House. You should check out that site for the original recipe and better photos.
If you're looking for a chili so spicy that it curls your hair, this isn't what you're looking for: this has a little heat, but not enough to really fix up your sinuses. It's delicious, simple and hearty. It was also my first time ever using a chili pepper, so I wanted to start small. I tend to make my chili a bit on the liquidy-er side, so if you want yours thicker, try draining the second can of tomatoes before adding it. You can keep the tomato liquid for making soup. Also, sorry for the poor-quality pictures: the chili was steaming up my camera lens, so it was hard to photograph. This recipe makes 6 servings; remember that chili freezes well.
This stir-fry was simple but had a real kick to it. I love making things like this because it uses up a bunch of leftovers that might otherwise wilt and become inedible. This carries well, so don't be afraid to make it for a lunch you have to take with you.