Wet Tootsies

Being a Type Two diabetic, it’s in my best interest to keep the skin furthest from the old ticker in as good a shape as possible. Soaking your feet in hot or warm water with a good soap agent feels great and keeps the skin in top shape. I do this two to three times per week, and I despise having cold feet!!

The New Pot

OK, I tried to reproduce Wendy’s Chili today. Several days ago I searched the web for the actual recipe, it’s close. It’s not actual Wendy’s but it’s darn close according to my taste buds and I’m happy with it! In any case, this pot is far better than the usual chili I make. I followed a recipe to the letter which I’ll post below.

What a great day today, I got out of bed at my usual five AM since the mind is not programmed to sleep beyond that time these days thanks to my early morning start at work. I got the the grocer by seven AM to beat the Sunday shopping crowd, and that I most certainly did, it was so nice to not be bumping and grinding other shoppers.

I got home, cleaned the apartment up a bit and got down to making this yummy pot of chili. I wish I could actually share it with you! I sincerely appreciate my two days a week off work – my calves and bum are so tired and tender due to a new addition to the work at work. Up and down the ladder I go, hour after hour cleaning water pipes and the very top of the rental units. It’s tough, physical work, dirty and sweaty, even in our mild winter weather here. Moving on:

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Wendy’s Chili?

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14oz) can of stewed tomatoes
  • 4 (8oz) cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 (14oz) can of Ranch Style beans
  • 1 (14oz) can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 (14oz) can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 (10oz) can of Rotel diced tomatos
  • 1 (1 1/4) package of McCormick mild chili seasoning
  • 2 pounds of ground beef

And that’s the contents of my latest pot. In any case, much better than anything I’ve made yet.

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Bucu Beans!

The latest pot -o- chili! This one is super spicy both via my adding spices as well as the types of diced tomatoes I’ve added. I also added far more kidney beans to this lot, I think they add flavor and I like the taste and texture of them. I also added a small can of tomato sauce too, it thickens the texture a bit it seems. Chili is not just for colder months! I’m going to search for the Wendy’s Chili recipe tonight.

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