Once upon a time I came across Cherry Timbits at a Tim Horton’s. They were life changing. G thought I was making it up until one day we found another Tim’s that also carried them. Long story short, these timbits are hard to find and most Timmies don’t carry them. They are ALL I WANT TO EAT lately…and none of the Tim’s near me or work or anywhere reasonable for me to go has them. Tis a sad sad day for Gus and I, let us move on to a more easily accessible craving choice shall we? please?!
**(That was supposed to be read in a Mr. Rogers type singalong sort of voice)
In September our next door neighbours popped by to try to find a time we could all agree on to get together for a BBQ. Due to their kids soccer schedules, our vagabond existence, etc this past Sunday was the date that was agreed upon. So yesterday we headed next door along with several other neighbours on our street, and had a lovely afternoon get together. They had wanted a chance to get to celebrate our nuptuials with us…and we can never say no to the chance to celebrate! It was a lovely afternoon and they are beyond sweet and there was cake and a Lowes gift card for a present. We are pretty fortunate to have a group of really awesome people living on our street. They commented that it takes a certain type of person/couple to want to buy a century home that needs a lot of work..apparently some sort of crazy gene that we all seem to possess. Which I guess explains why we all get along so well!
My mum sent me this recipe last week and I made it on Tuesday. Garret and I are big meat fans, but I didn’t feel like meat was missing from this veggie chili (although I’m not sure if he would say the same…) You could add a ton of other veggies to bulk it up as well!
2 tbsp oil
1 large onion chopped
8 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp each of chili powder, cumin seeds (i used powder) oregano
1 can lentils (540 ml) drained and rinsed
1 can tomatoes (796 ml)
1 sweet potato peeled and diced
1 chipotle pepper, packed in adobe sauce, minced (i didn’t do this)
1 red pepper
sour cream and chopped cilantro and green onion to garnish. I used grated cheese and plain Greek yogurt
Heat oil, saute onion, pepper and garlic for about 5 min. stir in chili, cumin and oregano, cook just until spices heat through and become fragrant, a minute or two. Stir in lentils and tomatoes, Add potato, chipotle pepper (if using)
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring until potatoes are tender…about 15 minutes. (I had to leave it longer than 15 minutes to get the potatoes to my liking)
Last night we went to Sticky Fingers for their awesome wing night! It was so nice to get out with friends. Erin and Steve were out for a bit as we had some presents for their daughter.
And Tara and Stephen (my childhood friend and her husband) were home visiting for the holidays so we got
to catch up as well. It was a really nice night and a total last minute get together which was awesome!
Does anyone have any healthy, yummy, make ahead type of lunch ideas? I’ve been making my mother in law to be’s tuna pasta salad a fair bit lately but I wana change things up. (I love the tuna but don’t want to get sick of it so I need some more ideas) I am allergic to eggs so that option is out! Am accepting any and all recipe ideas!!