While I'm usually more inclined to spend a Sunday afternoon drinking mimosas and eating delicious things other people make ... I decided to roll up my sleeves and put the pots, pans and mixing bowls from my registry to good use.
Today's kitchen mission: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chili (not to be eaten together, obvs.). After a few flour explosions and some onion-induced tears ... the house smells amazing, no one caught on fire, and we have a lovely home cooked dinner and dessert, perfect for a cozy Sunday night.
The cookies are from YumSugar -- click here for the AMAZING recipe.
The chili is a recipe my grandma gave me from Cooking Light -- I found it online here.
A few chili tips: When you're slicing the jalapeno pepper, don't touch the seeds. Take it from one who knows, a burning "jalapeno hand" is sort of a buzzkill. This recipe calls for spicy turkey sausage, but I use spicy chicken sausage instead because my grandma told me to. No other reason. Also -- measure out all the spices/dry ingredients and combine in a bowl. This way, when it's time to dump them in, it's all ready to go. This chili is the shiz. And it's even better the 2nd day. I'd take a picture, but honestly, chili is not very photogenic.