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  • Writer's pictureLindsey, EDRD

On strike #2

You guys, trying to make GG crackers might be the blogger death of me.

Okay maybe I'm a little dramatic. I've had two fails so far, so maybe I need to play by baseball rules and go for third before I officially quit.

After a week of 80 and 90 degree temperatures, yesterday's cool rain was so nice.


I'm so basic- you already kno-ow! Yesterday while my awful crackers were baking, I busted out the construction paper so my oldest and I could make some Halloween decorations.

"Hey Mom, will you make an exit sign for the trick or treaters?"

"NOOOOOO! Not like THAAAAAT! Like a road one!"


Those spooky spiderwebs on the bottom of the door? Authentic! I'm not paying for fake spiderwebbing.

I'm throwing a repost at you today since those crackers didn't turn out. I'M NOT BITTER, I swear. Tonight's dinner is one of our cool weather staples- chili. Chillllllaaaaaaayyyyyy! We eat it probably every 10 days. It's been years since I posted it but every time I bring it to an event or work potluck, it gets great feedback. So, get your fall candle/Frankenstein/witch pumpkin/Exit sign on and check it out.

Slow Cooker Chili -1 lb extra lean ground beef -1 large yellow onion, diced -1 can pumpkin puree -2 cans mild chili beans -2 cans petite diced tomatoes with chiles (like Ro-Tel) -1 teaspoon salt -1 teaspoon pepper -1 teaspoon dried parsley -1/2 teaspoon onion powder -1/2 teaspoon garlic powder -Dash of hot sauce (if you want it mild, omit- if you want medium heat, go for a tablespoon) -2 cans hot water #SlowCookerChili

In a large saute pan over medium high heat, cook ground beef + diced onions until beef is no longer pink. Pour into slow cooker and add all the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

The pumpkin- yes, weird ingredient, huh? But trust me- it adds a creamy smooth texture and a huge amount of vitamin A without making it taste like pumpkin. No one has ever been able to guess it's in there.

Okay, my oven is calling...hope I won't be calling strike 3 next time you hear from me!

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