Chili, Sun and Cookies

7 Oct

Sorry I have been MIA. Its been so beautiful this week that I’ve been trying to soak up as much of the nice Fall weather before Chicago has the worst winter in history. Awesome.

I went for a beautiful 6 mile run by the lake yesterday in my new shoes.

Yes I am currently on my 4th pair of Asics GT-2150’s since last October. I don’t even run that much- I am just really hard on my shoes. After about 200 miles my shoes start to get holes in them and my legs start to hurt- normally this doesn’t happen until 500 miles for most people. Sucky for my bank account but fun to get new shoes!

I was taking it nice and easy so I stopped to take pictures of the amazing sunrise. It’s pretty cool to live in a huge city like Chicago but still have this amazing lake and views.


Besides running I’ve spent most of this week cooking/baking. Tuesday night I made a huge pot of Chili and Julie’s 2 ingredient pumpkin cookies. These cookies are to die for- so yummy.

My kitchen was in quite the conflict- cookies or chili cookies or chili..


Turkey Chili Recipe (not sure where I got this from)

  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 ground black pepper
Directions: Heat oil in large pot. Place turkey in pot and cook until brown- stir in onion. Pour water into pot, mix in tomatoes, beans, garlic and seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce and let simmer at least 30 minutes
Makes 8 servings
I made this recipe so I could freeze it in individual bowls to have over the next few months for quick dinners. I did the same thing last fall and loved it!
I am trying to decide if going running or for a bike ride is in my future. Its SO nice out but I am feeling quite lazy, plus my puppy decided to throw up again today (no idea why yet..waiting to see what he ate) so I feel bad leaving him.
I’ll post the recipe for my pumpkin cheesecake swirl bread later on today πŸ™‚
Question of the day: We are going to a tailgate tomorrow- what is your favorite tailgating food/recipe?

One Response to “Chili, Sun and Cookies”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness October 8, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Tailgates require some kind of seven-layer dip or guac. They just have to have it! Or maybe I do… same difference…

    Chili/soup starts to build up in my freezer because I do the exact same thing. Way better than having to resort to the lean cuisine I’ve had since god knows when…

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