Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

Black Bean Turkey Chili

Foodie Friday

Leftovers with just two at home either end up in the compost or the freezer and the freezer is preferable.  From the freezer a delicious dish can be eaten again at a later date or added as an ingredient in a totally new dish.  The only unfortunate aspect of such ingredients is that replicating the new dish can be difficult at times.

No matter this is the nature of Grandma Snyder’s kitchen and it makes meal time thrifty, interesting and delicious.

Today’s recipe starts with a look in the freezer where a package of ground turkey was about to go past the best before date.  Next was a trip to our cold cellar where two jars of our 2016 crop of stewed tomatoes were left and needed of being used.

Foodie Friday

The recipe was clear, chili, a favourite of our grandson who was coming to spend the day with his grandparents on a cold and wet fall day, yes chili it would be providing a warm and hearty meal.

To the turkey and tomatoes, we added garlic from Grandpa Snyder’s garden, onions, black beans, mushrooms and 1 cup of Roasted Carrot Apple Soup that also needed to be liberated from the freezer.

The inspiration that provided that last ingredient for today’s recipe came from Instagram where pictures of chili being eaten over baked potatoes looked most appetizing.

Black Bean Turkey Chili

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 quart stewed tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup roasted carrot apple soup
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms
  • ½ baked potato per person
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Foodie Friday

  1.  In a large deep frying pan sauté the garlic and onions until onions are translucent
  2. Add ground turkey and cook until meat is browned
  3. Add all remaining ingredient up to the baked potatoes
  4. Simmer this mixture until chili has thickened to your preferred consistency
  5. Bake the potatoes at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  6. Once the potatoes are baked cut them in half and loosen the white of the potato with a fork.
  7. Place the potato halves on a baking sheet and top with ½ cup of the chili and top with shredded cheese.
  8. Place the oven on broil
  9. Return the potatoes topped with chili and cheese to the oven until the cheese has melted and browned.
  10. Before you plate the potatoes add a generous scoop of chili to the plate, place the potato in the middle of and serve.

From Our Table to Yours
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2017 twosnydergirls 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Fun with Skillshare and Grandchildren

Skillshare class

 How do you want to be remembered by your Grandchildren?   

There are the memories of being bored out of your mind as you sit quietly while your parents talk to their parents, your Grandparents, or the memory of the “sad old people smell” as Emily our granddaughter likes to call it and finally my favourite the memory of Grandpa snoring in his chair while you are forced to watch some boring TV program.

Skillshare class

We all have them, memories of old people, Grandparents, Aunties, or the stereotype TV likes to put out in the world, and do we really want to be remembered that way – not these Grandparents!

So it is important to deliberately watch and learn from your grandchildren and participate in the things that they enjoy. 

Skillshare class

Today we all stepped out of our comfort zone and painted with coffee. 

About two months ago we came across ‘Skillshare’ a website where for a fee you can take classes on any numbers of topics.  We joined to build our skills for this blog and when our grandson took a look at the offered classes he thought it would be a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. 

James is a talented artist in his Grandparent’s opinion and he thought it would be fun to take a class with his Grandmother and it was.

Skillshare class

Today we learned to paint with coffee and spent three hours together with Grandpa providing light entertainment with his coffee jokes.

More than learning to paint we spent time building memories, learning from each other and learning about each other.

I have always admired how James can draw animals rendering life like images and today I learned that he wants to relax into his drawing, creating a more “simple” drawings.

And we laughed together both at Grandpa's bad jokes and as James splattered coffee onto his paper and everywhere else as well.

Today we built memories that will last a life time, each time Grandpa and I look at a cup of coffee we will remember today and the fun we had.

Are we artists?

Yes we are!  

We are building relationships in just the same way a painter creates a master piece,  one brush stroke at a time.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2017 twosnydergirls

Note: This blog post was not sponsored by Skillshare.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Mini Pizza Quiche

Grandma's Recipe

The best suppers don’t need long recipes, or hours of preparation sometimes all you need is what is in your refrigerator, imagination and grandchildren.

Cooking with Children

Mini Pizza Quiche is just such a recipe. 

Foodie Friday

We had made pizza with the girls the previous weekend and so we had leftover pepperoni in the freezer, eggs, shredded cheese, and green pepper in the refrigerator.

Foodie Friday

Mini Pizza Quiche
16 slices of peperoni
1 ½ cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup diced green pepper
Oil enough to grease 4 ramekins
6 eggs
½ cup milk
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch of salt

Grease 4 ramekins
Place 4 pieces of pepperoni in each ramekin
Next divide the dices green peppers among the four ramekins
Top each ramekin with Swiss cheese
Beat the eggs, milk, spices, salt and pepper together and pour equally into greased ramekins
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Foodie Friday

From Our Table To Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2017 twosnydergirls 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Winter is coming!

Five Images of what is coming winter! Grandma Snyder ©2013-2017 twosnydergirls