Saturday, December 19, 2009

Black Bean n' Pumpkin Chili

This is a new recipe I found and altered to my families taste. Everyone really liked it. Great for this time of year.

1 med. onion chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBSP olive oil
3 cups chicken broth
2 cans black bean, rinsed and drained
2 1/2 cup cooked turkey or chicken, chopped up
1 can (15 oz) canned pumpkin
1 can Italian style tomatoes, undrained, blended
1 cup frozen corn
2 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt

In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil. Add to soup pot with broth, beans, pumpkin, Tomatoes (put them in the blender and blend them so they aren't chunky and then add them to the pot) corn, chicken and seasonings. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about an hour- until thickened. YOu can also do this in the crock pot on low for 5 or 6 hours.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

2 2/3 cup sugar
1 can solid pack pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cloves
Mix sugar, pumpkin, oil, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. put in 2 9x5" loaf pans and bake at 350 for 60-70 min.
There are lots of mix-ins that you can put in pumpkin bread. It's so versitile that it makes it fun. You can add:
chocolate chips
cinnamon chips (that is what I added in this loaf. SO YUMMY!)