What's for Dinner Wednesday: Chili


I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable… and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!



I love chili.  We eat it on our hot dogs and we eat it with corn chips. The best part is you can dump whatever you would like in it. I grabbed a bunch of kidney bean cans on sale. I added some fresh onions and green peppers. Then a couple of cans of diced tomatoes. One of the cans had chili peppers in it. Then I cooked up some ground turkey and threw in some spaghetti sauce with a dash of sugar. I added chili powder to taste and yellow cheese to finish it off. The best part is the kids love to help make this one and since I actually cook it in the crock pot it is a great one to receive help with.

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  1. kate tetreault says

    my fav dish by the rachael ray is her french onion soup except i made a few adjustments like i use provalone cheese instead of what she uses

  2. says

    Chili is one of our families all time favorite meals, winter to summer! I have carried on an old tradition from the school cafeteria of my youth. I went to a small town school, so the majority of the meals were made from scratch.
    Chili Day was one of our favorites because the cook made the best chili and served it with the biggest, warmest yeast buns I have ever seen! To make the school lunch more healthy, they school cafeteria served sliced carrot and celery, along with crackers and chunks of Cheddar Cheese.
    Today, when we make Chili, it has become a family project. Everyone has their “favorite” contribution to the meal, like peanut butter, yes, my son and husband eat peanut butter sandwiches with their chili…to each his own! 🙂 My daughter and I cut up carrots, celery, onions, and green, yellow, and red peppers. The “guys” tease us that we are turning their “manly” chili into vegetable and bean soup, but we love to chop up the vegetable in our chili! The cool crunch is a refreshing compliment to the hot spicy beans.
    Many times throughout the 13 years my husband and I have been married…I have seen his eyebrows shoot up during our forays to the grocery store. I am notorious for looking and finding bargains, and purchasing in mass quantities. Sometimes, when looking at my eclectic variety of purchases at check out, you know one wonders, “What in the world is she going to make…with that?”
    Like you, I buy a variety of things while they are on sale, store them, and then when we decide we want to make something special or different, you can almost bet you will find the majority of the canned or boxed ingredients in my pantry…just add fresh meat and/or fresh vegetables…and I usually work these purchases also around a great sale!
    I have been reading and learning from your Coupon 101 section and taking advantage of all the great coupons, bargains, and finds that you publish here on your website. I was already a frugal and imaginative shopper and cook. Now…with all that I am gleaning from your post…my New Years Resolution of learning all I can about Coupons and saving my family even more money…if coming to pass!
    Thank You Madame Deals for all the sharing and caring you do!

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