Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Chili bread bowl fiasco

the husband finally arrived at his new unit this past weak!
hes working longer days and actually having to do a bit more than he had been previously . . . . well as far as being an NCO goes any way.
his duties before were pretty much see guys in a clinic and treat them then do some paper work. his new unit is gearing up for a deployment and working regular hours the same as everybody else. sooo with that being said he has started to do mandatory PT and is getting home later and wanting dinner earlier then he just showers and goes to bed . . . . my poor hubby! <---( jk, its tough but he can handle it! i just feel bad cause i know i couldn't! )
any who so now that I'm trying to make more elaborate meals at more regular times i have been trying allot of new stuff . . . . my regular menu has been expanded!!!! due to some Inspiration ! from another blogger and I'm feeling more adventurous in the kitchen!!!
this last weak i thought i would try a few new things. i make a AWESOME black bean soup/stew and i figured i should try and do a home made chili.( <---- i had decided i would make a beef stew to go with the bread bowl first but changed my mind) and because i have been trying to experiment with bread making i thought i would pair that with a bread bowl ! it seemed easy enough ! i had seen a snip on either the food network or some place on You tube where some one had taken frozen dough loaves and basically thawed them out rolled them into a ball and baked them and cut out the inside. i already know how to make bread dough ! EASY PEASY RIGHT !?!?!?!?!
so one afternoon this past weak i started to make the dough and out of no where it got hot and overcast !!!! not a good mix when u are making bread <---- or so i have read ! and i also added my salf and yeast pretty close to eachother <--- anouther thing i heard is bad.
my dough did not rise!!!!!!!!! i waited all afternoon and all night . . .. NOTHING !
it got late and my husband got hungry so i scraped the whole idea for the night and just made something else . i think it was chicken. but i saved my dough and stuffed it in the fridge and the next morning set it near a sunny window. it took all day but my bread finally rose late that after noon! so i separated it and rolled it into balls and set my oven to bake . . . . . . then the power went out ! mid bake ! AGAIN ! <----( it has happened twice this weak) it came back on a little later but I'm pretty sure too much damage had been done. my bread bowls baked and fluffed up nice but the first three little balls i put in didn't turn out . they were kinda gummy and crumbly on the inside and fell all apaert when i cut them . . . the second batch turned out ok . . . but there were only two of them big enough to really put a good portion of chili in. so the girls had chicken nuggets
any who . . . . here are some pics

my oldest daughter was helping me do some last minute kneading before we tired to let it rise. this is her favorite part btw.



MY CHILI !!!!!!!!!
YUMMMMMM !!!! it was good !
if Ur wondering what i used
the recipe :
1 diced bell pepper
1 diced onion
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can of whole corn
2 cans of red kidney beans
1 roast slow cooked and shredded <---- cant remember the lbs. but it measured out about four cups worth when cut an d shredded
2 table spoons minced garlic
1 can tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 table spoon chili powder
1 cup bbq sauce
and a cup of water<--- lol i just threw it in there not sure if there are any kinda culinary rules to making chili.
i stuck it all in a pot and cooked it for an hour or so. most recipes i looked up were about the same they involved corn,beans,meat,onions, tomato sauce some sort of pepper and chili powder. in a pot !

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