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Super Chili and Super Bowl Whining


The only good thing about this year's Super Bowl was the food.  Specifically, the chili!  More on that later.
First, I must whine.

I'm a Patriots fan.  My husband and son are Giants fans. 
To make matters worse, the Giants were my second-favorite

Let's just say...NOT ANY MORE...

Now I have to return the bottle of Stetson I bought for
Giants Boy (a.k.a. my husband).

Once I got over my initial reaction at game's end, which
was to hope the Giants plane crashed on its return flight
home, incinerating the trophy and giving all on board the
chance to make a narrow escape, I decided that there
are much more important things in life than football.  Not
to mention the fact I had more than a few friends who
thought I needed professional help.
(Please note I am just joking, I didn't really wish that,
and I am very happy the team landed safely in New
York yesterday.)

If this means nothing to you, and you don't like football,
I hope you can at least agree that Super Bowl Sunday offers
a chance to eat some great food!

When you're *not* dieting, it's even easier to enjoy Super
Bowl Sunday, because you don't have to be all uptight
about "falling off the wagon". 

I wonder how many folks give up their New Year's
resolution to lose weight after Super Sunday?

Our menu was pretty basic, since we stayed home and
kept to ourselves, hoping to stay out of divorce court.  We
had pizza, wings, chili, and, of course, Fritos (you'll have to
read my book at
to understand why).
The pizza and wings were nasty, most likely because the
supermarket we ordered them from was over an hour behind,
nearly making me late for kickoff.  (I told you I was going to whine.)

The chili was fantastic, and that's what I want to share
with you today.  My brother is a full-time firefighter and
"rising chef" in his department.  He shared his chili recipe
with me, and I adapted it for our "Real People Don't Diet"
eating strategy on Super Bowl Sunday. 

I mixed it up earlier in the day on the stove, then
transferred it to the crock pot to keep it simmering all
afternoon.  We're still eating the leftovers.

Typical diet plans probably wouldn't include chili.  But
since I believe all fruits and veggies are good for you,
regardless of fiber or carb content, I think chili is a great
way to eat healthy and lose weight--if you do it right.

So here's my latest recipe.  I hope you enjoy it
And it's also the end of this week's "Don't Diet Digest",
since I don't have the heart to write more.  Maybe next week.  :-)
Go Red Sox! 

Cate's Quick Super-Chili
large skillet
4-qt. crock pot
1 lb. ground turkey or lean beef
1 onion, sliced
fresh garlic or garlic powder
1 red pepper, chopped
1 bag frozen corn
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 large can tomato sauce
chili powder, to taste, start with 1/2 Tbsp.
ground pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
barbecue sauce, if desired

Brown turkey meat with onion and garlic in large skillet.  Add
tomato sauce.  Fill can with water and add.  Add red pepper,
corn, kidney beans, chili powder and black pepper.  If desired,
add small amounts of barbecue sauce to taste.  Bring to a boil. 
Remove from heat and transfer to crock pot.  Add cheese and
heat on Low until serving time.  Serves around 6.
If you have enough time, you can brown the meat and add all
ingredients to your crock pot, then simmer on Low all day.

Topping ideas:  sour cream, cheese, Fritos, green onions, fresh
red and green peppers, cilantro


Thanks for reading.  I really appreciate it!

Keep it real, and see you next week.


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