Friday, May 26, 2006

Foodie Friday-Chili and a little Something Else

I know we all thought we would do chili recipes, but mine varies each time (really, it does). Sometimes it just ground beef, other times it's ground beef, leftover steak or regular beef, black beans, kidney beads, cilantro, cumin, hot chili sauce with garlic, etc. I just add whatever floats my boat, but the basics are these:

Light red kidney beans, rinsed well.

Beef (some kind)

Ro-Tel Tomatoes or Crushed tomatoes

Chili Powder, Cumin and Cayenne


Some kind of peppers (jalapeno, chili with garlic, regular peppers)


Salt and Pepper

The Little Something Else

I want to share another recipe sent to me yesterday from Andrea (crochetdiva)-my online bud from Canada who doesn't blog, but does hook. It's a weird recipe, but I may try it Sunday AM. She hasn't tried it either-so be warned. The concept may make you go "Huh-never thought of that", but it may work. Although boiled scrambled eggs kinda freak me out.


Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.
Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them.
Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.

Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.

Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.

Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed.

Supposedly, you can make the egg mixture the night before. Curiouser and curiouser I say. I'll let you know how it went.

If you do try this, let me know (please)


halfjackd said...

Wow, that omlette thing sounds like a trip...I'll have to give it a try and let you know how it turns out!

I also wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the comments you leave me on my blog. You're optimistic and sweet, two things I need right now desperately. So thank you so much for that!

Kari said...

OMG how freakin cool and yet odd.. and yet I go hmm why the f didnt I think of that?

Amy said...

I definately need to try that omlette thing. Sounds like a lot less mess and hassle than making them the traditional way.

Megan said...

What, no brown sugar? :p

kimberly said...

We do this all the time when we go camping. Easy and simple clean up. there are times when the kids eat them out of the bags too. :)

Sharon said...

Yes they work! But use freezer bags!

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