Monday, January 30, 2012


This sunday was our first annual Thankskilling day.  The intent was to have it around thanksgiving, but obviously, i am a horrible planner.  The whole point was to make a thanksgiving dinner and watch the movie "thankskilling"
 In case you were wondering, it is in fact the worst movie i have ever seen.  It's about a psychotic turkey that kills people every thanksgiving.  I think.  I'm not totally sure what its about, actually.  Basically its a turkey that kills people and a lot of cheeky over the top one-liners ("you've been stuffed!")  

We also had a chili cook-off!  I was able to test out my brand new crock-pot!

I think i am in love with this thing. It is going to make my life so much easier!  Now i can come home to a pre-made dinner, and if i run at night, Matt doesn't have to sit around crank and hungry, waiting for me.  Does anyone have any great crock-pot recipes??

I made a veggie chili for Sunday, but just made up the recipe

1 can chili beans, medium
1 can black beans
1 cup hominy
1 cup corn
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 cup spicy V8
1/2 cup cilantro
1 cup TVP crumbles
1 onion
1 tsp olive oil
Chili powder and cumin to taste

I also made a honey jalepeno cornbread with whipped honey butter.  I basically took the standard easy cornbread recipe and added 1 diced jalepeno, and a tablespoon of honey.  DELISH!

I am a terrible cook, in that i snack the whole time i am cooking.  By the time the meal is done, i am full from all the tasting and "quality-checks"  Luckily i was able to set the crock pot at noon, and then go to the gym for a boring hour of cross training, do the laundry and dishes, and play with waffles all afternoon.  This crock pot makes me feel like a super woman!!  There are two "convenience" items in the kitchen i can't live without - my rice cooker, and my immersion blender.  I use them all the time.  I think the crock pot is joining the trifecta of kitchen excellence!

What kitchen tool can't you live without??


  1. o m g I thought Max and I were the only person in the world who watched this God awful movie...

  2. What is hominy? Is that related to corn at all? LOL, I guess I could look it up...

    That is the good thing about the crock pot - it gets you out of the kitchen! I tend to snack too.

    1. Hominy is hulled corn - you usually find it canned in the mexican foods aisle, it's SOOOOOO good!