Monday, June 28, 2010

Chili Spaghetti & Some Awards!!

The ballplayer has a buddy that dislikes beans. So we usually make sure he has a meat only chili for chili dogs. Since the ballplayer didn't like cheese for the last four years,(he's just coming around but only "expensive cheese") there is no teasing over the loss of beans.

In high school my first friend in a new high school in Idaho was Christy. I have yet to find her online. Her family was different from mine. They ate as a family every night. They took vitamins with their dinner. They ate chili over spaghetti. I wanted her family! Well less the vitamins.

Chili spaghetti
2 - 2 1/2 pounds of hamburger
6 cups of water
1 small can tomato paste (I think there is only one size)
2 TB garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp chipotle chili pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin

1 dry chili mix could be substituted for the spices. If you wish.

Place the raw Hamburger in a big soup pan. Cover with 6 cups of water.

Add garlic power salt and pepper. Let boil for two hours.

Add tomato paste and and all the spices .

Simmer two hours uncovered.

It will cook down to a nice thick consistency. I had to skim some of the fat off. I should have used a less fatty hamburger meat but I am cheap.
Pour over spaghetti with cheese and green onions.

For my non beef lovers-ground turkey can be substituted.

I also need to address some awards!!! In the last week, I was given TWO Versatile Blogger Awards! One from my buddy Angela at Fab Find Foodie. And the other one from Lucy at Lucy's Soup Can. I also received A Blog with Substance award from Home Sweet Farm! I can not tell you how much of an honor this is! I am just a housewife that likes to cook and thought it would be fun to share it. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think anyone would read my blog.

The guidelines for accepting this award require the recipient to (1) thank the person who gave it to you; (2) tell 7 things about yourself; and (3) pass the award on to 15 bloggers, whom you have recently discovered and think are fantastic.

7 things about myself??? That's a tough one!

1. My husband calls me "Red" and has since our very first date. I have bright red hair. I guess the nickname fits. I do not like anyone else to call me "Red" and get miffed when any of his buddy's call me it!

2. I am a reality TV junky. If the Real House wives are on, do not bug me!

3. I am obsessed with shoes. My daughter has teased me that the name of my blog should have included my stilettos. Not that I cook in them but I LOVE them!

4. I love to entertain. I didn't always. There was a time that I would give myself hives over it. Now I cant wait for th next BBQ or get together.

5. I can not make a home made cake if my life depended on it! Betty and Duncan always have to help me out!

6. I live ten minutes from the beach but hate going to the beach. All that sand!!! And our water is soooo cold!! I prefer the lake!

7. I love to sing along to anything. It bugs the bejeezes out of my kids. No matter! I have the remote control!! I figure its my car/TV/iPod and if I wanna sing along, I will!! I sang in choirs all through high school. I enjoy it!

Now the recipients!! All amazing blogs!!! All Blogs I am OBSESSED with!!!

1. Pam at Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
2. Busy Working Mama
3. Annie at Annie Bakes
4. Tiffanie at One Crazy Cookie
5. The Overloaded Mommy
6. Dennis at More than a Mount full
7. Ma What's for Dinner?
8. Boobies, Babies and A Blog
9. Catherine at Living the Gourmet
10.Lily at Adventures of a Military Family
11. Me Myself and Pie
12. Family Stamping and Food
13. Little Bitty SpiceCakes
14. Mama Bird's Nest
15. Babe's Rockin Mami


anniebakes said...

Congrats on your awards--you deserve them and a huge thank you for passing them on to me--you made me smile today!!


Pam said...

First off congratulations on your awards! You absolutely deserve them as your blog always has great recipes and you have a little story with it also! Thank you so much for passing them on to me. I'm honored that you thought of me!

We have a lot in comment. #3 - you can never have too many! #4 - I love that also and #7 - you got it! I was in choirs all through school and in church also. #6 - I live a couple of blocks from the lake and beach and love the water.

We eat chili the same way, served on spaghetti with lots of cheese. It's the best and yours looks delicious!

Here's wishing you luck in finding Christy! You have a great blog and I thank you so very much for the love and support also!!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Congrats on your awards and thank you so much for bestowing this honor on me as well!! I'll be sure to pass these along in the next week.

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Fab Find Foodie said...

CONGRATS TO YOU!! Well deserved on every account! :)

It's so fun getting to learn more about my fav. fellow bloggers through their answers! :)

Another common ground! I sang in choirs too, and I swear not a day has gone by that I haven't sang to my girls since the days they were born! In a few years, they will be begging me to stop!! lol

I am right there with you on the homemade cake. I can't do it either. Betty and Duncan are some of my best pals! :)

Chef Dennis said...

Congratulations on receiving your awards and I am honored that you thought of me. I humbly accept.
I do enjoy reading your blog and look forward to your posts! and by the way I love chili over pasta, these days my chili of choice is Turkey but as long as its smoothered in cheddar its a good thing!
thanks again and all the best!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Congrats on winning so many awards! You deserve it - you have a great blog! Thanks for sending them my way as well. So sweet of you! =)

Candi said...

Congratulations and thank you for sending them to me too! You're too sweet!

Tiffanee said...

Congrats!! You so deserve them. Thanks so much for including me. I feel so honored. You are too sweet! By the way I am loving this chili spaghetti recipe. Perfect for my family!! Thanks again!!

Busy Working Mama said...

Aww!! You are too nice! Thank you so much for including me! I'll have to post about this soon!

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