Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Danielle started a conversation about Chili... I typed in my favorite in her comments, but I figured I'd share with you folks too:

2 tbsp oil
1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch cubes
1 small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, coarsly chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can (14 1/2 oz) red kidney beans, undrained
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes (I sometimes use canned tomatoes with chilis mixed in - something like RoTel.)
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano or cilantro leaves
1 tsp sugar (optional)


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion, and bell pepper. Saute 8-10 minutes.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer 15 minutes. Makes 6 cups.

(I think this was clipped from an ad, and they had a "serving suggestion" of putting it in a hollowed out bread bowl, but I've never done that.)

Argh. I actually write a post for a change, and freakin' blogger won't let me publish it! I gotta do something about that...
I know, I'm a lazy, non-posting scumball lately. I promise I'll get back in the habit once classes start again. (My procrastination potential increases in a linear relationship with the amount of schoolwork I'm supposed to be doing!)

I've been trying to make my "goof-off time" count. Among other things, I've actually read some books that have nothing to do with technology management, including:

I've even done some cleanup around the house, although it's still pretty disorganized. But at least they're no longer sending out avalanche warnings for the area around my desk. And I used rubbing alcohol (folk remedy suggested by some website) to clean the little aphid thingies off of one of my big houseplants. The patient is in remission, but we'll see how it goes.