Cincinnati Chili,

Howdy folks. Here I am.  Summer officially arrives on June 21, on Saturday, however we are getting a taste of it both today and tomorrow with heat index of 93 and 95 to 100 tomorrow.  Whew, Do what you can to stay cool, Crank up the A/C, wear a cool neckerchief, Bought one of these at a “craft sale”, make your own ice pops, take a dip in the pool.

With all of this talk on heat, let’s have some chili.

Cincinnatti Chili

2 pounds ground beef

3 large onions chopped ( 3 cups)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup beef broth

2 TBSP chili powder

2 TBSP semisweet chocolate pieces

2 TBSP vinegar

2 TBSP honey

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cardomom

1/4 tsp ground cloves

16 ounces fettuccine, broken into 4-inch lengths

2 15 1/2 ounce cans kidney beans

2 cups shredded American cheese ( 12 ounces)

Directions:

In a 4 1/2 quart Dutch oven cook beef, 2 cups onions, and garlic until beef is brown and onion is tender.  Drain fat.

Stir in remaining ingredient  except, Fettucine, kidney beans, cheese, and remaining onion. Bring to boilong;reduce heat.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.  Skim off fat ,( pouring into empty food can.)

Cook fettucine; drain.  Keep warm.  In a 2 quart saucepan heat kidney beans: drain.  Keep warm.

To serve divide fettuccine among 8 plates.  Make an indentation on center of each fettuccine portion.

Top with meat sauce, beans, remaining onions and cheese.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Info:

768 calories, 49 grams protein, 77 g carbohydrates, 30 g total fat,(14 grams saturated), 136 mg cholesterol, 1123 mg sodium, 1151 mg potassium.

Three way means chil, spaghetti, and grated yellow cheese.  Four way is three way plus beans or onions.  Five way , you get everything, chili, spaghetti, cheese, beans and onions.

June, It’s been a long time

Hello, blog friends and followers.  How have you been?   It’s been a long time since I blogged. I do still like to write and take pictures, have been doing this all year except other priorities have kept me from downloading photos and writing.

My proclamation:

I, lovesclassics, solemnly swear that I will in the next Six months find time for myself to express and create  on this blog.  I have many more stories to tell about my mom growing up in Pennsylvania. Believe it or it, I still like to jot things down on paper, notebook paper, and like those little pads of ” sticky notes”, I keep yellow and blue ones in the car, just under the dashboard radio. During this hectic life, as I go about my day, when I think of something , or as I get a call, yes I have a fairly new, , gasp new car with” blue tooth” capabilities, , I jot things down  The trick here , is to keep referring to these stickies notes.

Sometimes, you will find me getting out of the car , small purse on right shoulder, and little blue stickie In Hand to ” get what’s on my list” , “” stick to the list, now don’t veer off.  Oh wait,here’s something I need.  Ask yourself,  ” Is it a need? , or , is it a want?.”

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