This week has been COLD. I mean the kind of cold that makes you wonder if Hell really has frozen over. I enjoy a little winter. Even a little snow. But, this is ridiculous. When it is -4 degrees first thing in the morning, I am done.
That's right, I am quiting winter. I am not sure how, but I will find a way.
I am thinking that Nurse Boy needs to find a job in Florida immediately. Ah, yes... a beach and some sun. Hot, warm sun. Except for the fact that my hair and humidity don't get along. Sad, but true. Nurse Boy and I once spent 4 whole days in Florida and I looked like a poodle the entire time. Nurse Boy said I looked just fine, but he didn't fool me. He would also kindly ask if I did my hair that morning. He never asks me that... unless we are in Florida.
Since the frigid temperatures aren't going anywhere and Nurse Boy hasn't landed a job on a tropical island, we have indulged in some comfort food as a means of survival. Nurse Boy even cooked one of our favorite winter meals this week. THAT, my friends, is a MIRACLE. One that I enjoyed very much!
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar (16 oz.) thick and chunky salsa
1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans, undrained
1 can corn, undrained
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterrey cheese
1. Cook ground beef over medium heat until brown and drain. Stir in salsa, beans, corn, tomato sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the chili powder. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low.
2. Stir Bisquick, remaining 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and the water until a soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto simmering beef mixture.
3. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover and cook 8 minutes longer. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook about 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
This dish is kind of like a chili with dumplings. It is so good~ but my kids won't touch it. Just more for us, I guess!
I am off to go sit under a blanket for the rest of the day. Our low today is -13 degrees and our high is 0 degrees That's right! 0 DEGREES!
Make that TWO blankets and a warm fire...