Election Day Chili… and Other Good Stuff

* Also posted over at my blog, The Writing Scott.

Crock-Pot, how do I love thee?


On this election day, my mother, my daughter and I are making chili.

Election Day Chili.

Okay, so my mom really made it. But we’re all going to eat it!

Okay, so my 3 year-old won’t eat it.

It smells and looks absolutely delicious. We adapted the recipe from Southern Living magazine. Here it is:

Turkey & Black Bean Chili

3 (15 oz.) cans black beans 1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 (14 oz.) can low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
2 (14.5 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes

Our adjustments: Sometimes we use meat crumbles, sometimes ground turkey. Mom always adds a can of Rotel. We eat ours with good ol’ Jiffy cornbread!

sour cream
shredded Cheddar cheese
sliced jalapeno peppers
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped tomatoes
lime wedges
corn chips or cornbread

Our plans for tonight include eating this fabulous chili, then heading to my family’s church for a special election night communion. Then, Mom and I will surely stayed glued to the T.V. to see what’s in store for the next four years.

* * Just for fun–and because I have a quote obsession–here are 5 quotes for Election Day 2012:

“Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.”
~ Sydney J. Harris

“The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.”
~ Clare Boothe Luce

“My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on.”
~ John F. Kennedy

“Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.”
~ Michael Novak

“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.”
~ James Freeman Clarke

Happy Election Day to all!

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