Typical dude watching the red carpet. This is actually mid-fit from his Mario time being up:

Sad FaceFor our Emmy watching festivities, I cooked up turkey chili and cornbread, made tasty in part by our homemade chicken broth:

Chicken BrothBefore you think I’ve totally lost it and gone all Martha Stewart, homemade chicken broth is actually the easiest thing to make. B smoked a whole chicken on Saturday and all I did was simmer the left-overs in a pot of about a gallon or so of water for an hour. You can add stuff to it, but we add nothing because all the stuff you add….B is allergic to. HA!

Our Saturday night was pretty exciting between making chicken broth, and finding this very busy spider right outside our door:

spider webI don’t know if you can completely tell in this picture, but it was a massive web. And it was all done in less than an hour’s time from when the boys were playing outside. Pretty awesome. I say “pishah to all you kids going out on Saturday, we’re living it up around here.” I can hardly type that without laughing.

Anyway, continuing on to the actual point of this post…turkey chili:

Turkey ChiliThis is the easiest of Sunday meals. I prepped it right after lunch, threw it all in the crock pot (not literally…that’d be a hot mess), and then let it cook on low until we were ready to eat, checking occasionally to see if I needed to add more chicken broth.

You can really make this whatever you like (cause it’s chili), but here are my ingredients:

3/4 lb ground turkey (I had frozen left-overs from the turkey meatballs I made two weeks ago)

1 can of drained red beans

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 diced red pepper

1 diced jalapeno (seeded with veins removed)

1/2 diced green pepper

1/2 tbs chili powder

1/2 tbs cumin

1/2 bottle of beer

1-3 cups of chicken broth

Directions

Brown the turkey on medium heat in a skillet until almost cooked through. While it’s cooking put all your other ingredients in a crock pot (minus the chicken broth and beer), and turn it to low. Once the turkey is almost cooked through, turn the heat to high, and add the beer. Cook (stirring occasionally) until the beer has almost completely evaporated. Then add your turkey mixture to the crock pot. Add a cup of broth and then let simmer. Check occasionally, and add more chicken broth if mixture seems dry. We like to make it with Krusteaz Honey Cornbread. And eat it up while informing your boys that the jumpsuit January Jones is wearing is emerald green, not ninja turtles green. Or something like that.

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