Happy New Year! So I guess this is the time of year most of us make resolutions to do better, in that case my first resolution is to blog more.

 

I get consumed with everything else that I forget to think about my blog, or I  just put meals together that I feel aren’t worthy of a post. So I would really like to change that, I love food and I enjoy cooking so there is really no reason, I shouldn’t have the camera ready and practice some photography in the process.

Late 2014, ( a couple months ago) I slipped off my cooking wagon…the end of the year is usually busy but I found us eating pizza or grabbing something quick more often then we should. It can seem so tedious to put together a meal from scratch…but in reality there is shortcuts we can take that still maintain healthy meals. I’ve taken to frozen veggies, like pre chopped onions, celery, and green pepper….they are always in season so you aren’t sacrificing any flavor, and when they are already chopped it cuts cooking time (and tears).

For this recipe I improvised a lot but my end result was super delicious! I was originally going to make pasta with a turkey sauce, but I decided to go with a turkey chili instead, seeing as the weather is just so cold. Something with a touch of spice was sure to warm us up. I put to use my frozen mirepoix (excluding carrots) and everything was kind of thrown in the pot.

Mid recipe, I realized I didn’t have chili powder…of course I didn’t have chili powder when I wanted to make chili, sigh.

I did have cayenne,paprika,oregano,cumin, and garlic powder!…so I made it work. I also had a glass of wine which is a nice added touch in the cooking process.

I also realized I didn’t have cornbread…this really wasn’t going how I planned. I then found some refrigerated biscuit dough, I decided to dress them up with green onion and cheddar cheese. Perfect!

 

What you need:

Chili

  • 1 bag frozen onion,celery,green bell pepper mix (or you can chop fresh)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2-3 tbsp chili powder (or mixture of equal parts paprika,oregano,garlic powder,cayenne,cumin)
  • 2 tsp oil

Savory Cheddar Biscuits

  • 1 pkg  refrigerated biscuit dough (original)
  • 2 tbsp green onion, finely chopped (more or less depending on preference)
  • 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese (more or less depending on preference)

In a large saucepan, over medium heat begin to sauté frozen vegetables and garlic about 2-3 mins. Add turkey and spices, continue cooking until turkey is no longer pink. Add remaining ingredients, mix and cover continue to cook on medium-low, about 20-25 mins.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl place refrigerated biscuit dough and form a large ball. Add in green onion and cheddar and fold into dough. Separate dough into 8 balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Follow baking directions on package or bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 8-10 mins, or until golden brown.

Serve chili topped with sour cream,chives and cheese. Serve hot

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