S. requested chili yesterday -- cooler weather is getting to him, too, apparently. :) I had a long drive and so didn't have time to cook the "real" chili but I did improvise and he was happy.
After perusing after freezer, I found some leftover beef and mushroom stew. Perfect base!
For his batch, I opened a can of Campbell's Chunky Roadhouse chili and emptied it into the slow cooker. Then added leftover stew (after reserving some for my own batch). OK, two more veggies! I sauteed green peppers and vine-ripened tomatoes. Added some chili seasoning... And set on a medium setting to simmer for a couple of hours until S. got home, to blend flavors.
For my batch, I mixed leftover stew, sauteed green peppers and tomatoes, and some chili seasoning.
We enjoyed our "chili" with shredded cheese (non-fat for me). I also made fresh bread for S. (no time for "real" bread so opened a can of French loaf).
Great dinner, with minimum efforts! Yeah, not really "homemade" but it was good! :)