I hate dinner time meetings and try to avoid them. Tonight I'm going to a church meeting and it starts at 5:30 p.m. Unfortunately, I get so hungry my stomach starts to growl. If the meeting lasts
longer than an hour, I'm leaving and heading home for dinner with my husband.
As you think about strategies for changing, try to figure out how you developed the behavior. For example, do you tend to snack all day because you're under constant stress?
Combine all ingredients, except tomato paste, in slow cooker. Pour the tomato paste on top and cover. Cooking time: 3-4 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. You can serve it on brown rice or pasta rice.
Chili peppers, water and cubes of beef are the basic ingredients to make simple slow cooker chili, but you can add tomato paste or tomato sauce if you like the taste, since this thickens the dish as well as giving it a richer flavor. Cumin can be used to add a smoky taste. You might want to add some hot sauce too, if the chilies do not make it hot enough for your palate.
Since it's very easy to use a slow cooked chili - just place the raw food and liquid in the pot - almost everybody can use it. I read about a 76 old widower, who wanted to start cooking himself for the first time in his life. He bought a slow cooked chili, and he made the most delicious roast with vegetables.
Emphasize slow cooker chili and planned over meals, using only a couple of ingredients from your shopping list. For example, a large package of ground beef on sale can be meat loaf, hamburgers, and chili during the week. One large cooked chicken has enough leftovers for a hotdish and barbecue or stir-fry.
Combine the brown sugar, bourbon, and chili sauce in a bowl and mix well. Stir in the sausages. Spoon the sausage mixture into a baking dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hr. or until the sausages are cooked through. Cut into bite sized pieces. Serves 40.
Having a few basic recipes on hand is great. Unfortunately, the same recipes can get old. A cookbook that offers a large selection of recipes is essential for college students. Look for books that have breakfast, side dish, dessert, main course, snack, and several other categories. The more the college student chili con carne choir eat at home, the more money they'll save.