Hey y'all! Happy MLK day! Here's to respecting each other every day of the year! I will jump right in. I lost a couple ounces last week but nothing to write home about. I kind of expected this. After the game Monday, in which Alabama won yet another national championship game (Roll Tide!) and after a couple missteps over the weekend, I didn't really earn more than a couple ounces down. I am not upset and I'm not beating myself up. I started today with a positive attitude and I'm doing very well. I am proud to say that 18 days into 2016, I'm sticking with the plan to be a bit nicer to myself. Before I show you the recipe, I wanted to give a quick shout out to my good friend, David Earp. He's sick and stuck in the hospital and needs all the good vibes he can get. You won't meet a sweeter guy or a better host. Love you, David!
I have shared a chili recipe or two in the past few years. The one I made a couple weeks ago was the best one I've ever made. The best part was that it was hearty, filling and low in calories. I made it with my new love, ground chicken. In addition to the ingredients pictured, the chili also included turkey sausage and beer. I used Fat Tire which is a Belgian Ale. Y'all, the beer added another layer of flavor that made the chili richer and more delicious. I don't like chili or kidney beans so I used black beans. The heat from the turkey sausage and Rotel gave it a nice kick but you could also turn it up a notch if you like things more spicy. Ian and I ate on this chili several times and it was delicious. I have to also say that even though this was Pinterest inspired, I changed things up and made it my own so I was pretty proud.
My Dad, Cassandra and I went to see Grace Potter at Iron City on Friday. I've seen her 5 or 6 times and I think the show she put on Friday was the best one I've seen. I think she's amazing. It was a fun time.
I have lots of school work for this week as things are getting back into full swing. Being busy is good for the soul and for me, it's a good way to eat less.