Thursday, February 12, 2009

Funny Phone Convos and Slow Cooking Thursday

I just got off the phone with a dear 'old' friend. The friend that goes all the way back to the 7th grade. He was like my brother and we were inseparable as kids. We recently reconnected and got our families together and man, it was so hilarious!

Have you ever gotten in touch with an old pal after YEARS and then found everything fell right back into place? We just had one of those phone conversations where you're laughing so hard your stomach hurts, you're interrupting each other left and right, finishing each other's sentences, laughing again and again and again. I'm so thankful that my husband 'gets' me...he knows I live for this stuff. He sat beside me playing some online card while occasionally chuckling at his girl.

He wishes he knew me as a kid...although, he would have thought I was a nut...for sure.

And rightfully, so. ;-)

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Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

I found this super yummy recipe from ...This seems too easy and sounds too good to be true. This will be my first time fixing this recipe.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey
2 (10.75 ounce) cans low sodium tomato soup (or sub 1 can of soup with Rotel tomatoes)
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch ground allspice
salt to taste

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place turkey in the skillet, and cook until evenly brown; drain.
2. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray, and mix in turkey, tomato soup, kidney beans, black beans and onion. Season with chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, allspice and salt.
3. Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High.

Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!

Question of the Day
When is the last time you got a stomach cramp
from a hilarious phone conversation?


Mari said...

Chili is so good in the crock pot! I've never done it with turkey before but it sounds good!

The Blonde Duck said...

I knew you'd have something tasty on slow cooker Thursday!

Kristen said...

It's slow cooker day! My favorite day. :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

That chili looks so good! I never make are inspiring me to go and get the ingredients:)!
-sandy toe

Jen said...

This looks so good. I am definatly going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Heather said...

Those are the best phone conversations! I love it when a friend can make you laugh like that.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ That's great that your families get along also. We don't have a blueray either. They're not real expensive just the actual disc that'll kill ya! :)

I am Harriet said...

You're so right :)
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Donnetta said...

OOOH!! I'm SO glas I found you through SITS! I'm always looking for crock pot/slow cooker recipes with our crazy busy brood!!

This looks yummy!

I'm going to follow you & hope you'll do the same!

Sandra said...

Love chili in the slow cooker and Turkey Chili is EVEN better :)

lynette355 said...

it has been awhile
and i sure do miss my friends
with heart ache i would love to have those smiles and laughter
i am glad you had such a great phone conversation

When Superpowers Fail said...

Looks and sounds yummy!
I love!

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Anonymous said...

We love chili but have never made it with turkey. I think I'll try this.

Anonymous said...

Looks good. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Rae said...

I don't think I have had that problem with a phone conversation but I have had a stomach cramp from laughing and having fun with my husband ALL THE TIME! LOL

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Dropping by from sits.

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Anonymous said...

It's funny how time flies and we remember memories from friends almost forgotten, anyways thanks for the share and the RECIPE:) Would love to share this with my kids and the coloring pages:D

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