Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chili for a Chilly Halloween

A note for my readers about Iron Chef Mom...due to Hurricane Sandy, we are postponing Iron Chef Mom this week. It will be back next week and we will be doing our CINNAMON recipes. So get them ready!

Hey gang...We are getting ready for Halloween and I'm going crazy making changes to the costumes.

Normally, we don't have to bundle up for trick or treating but this year...plans have changed thanks to a huge cold front. We're talking down in the 30s! Definitely not something I was prepared for, considering Danger Girl's costume was supposed to be a sundress pattern!


In addition to the costumes, we've carved our pumpkins....

Dressed up in some terrific costumes

Weeping Angel
Candy Corn Fairy
The Tardis

And, headed off to the Trunk n Treat at church with a pot full of Chili...the leftovers will be saved for Halloween night and served over baked potatoes.

No Bean Chili

2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 lbs ground beef
4 oz chili starter kit (with masa flour)
1 small onion, diced
2 small jalapenos, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
32 oz container beef stock
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 C V8 juice

Preheat a stock pot. Brown beef and drain. Add in jalapeno,  onion and green pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes until veggies are tender. Stir in beef stock, tomatoes, V8 and 2 T chili spice mix. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for an hour. Combine masa flower from kit and 1/2 C water. Stir in to chili and simmer 3-4 more minutes until it begins to thicken.

Linked up at:

Whimsy Wednesday **  Wow Us Wednesday ** The Creative spark ** Work It Wednesday ** Back 4 Seconds ** Create & Share **Whatever Goes **Transformation Thursday ** Link it Up Thursday ** House of Hepworths **


  1. mmmmmmmmmmmm, chili no beans!! my favorite!!

    and I ADORE the Candy Corn Fairy costume!

  2. That candy corn fairy is SUCH a cute idea! Did you buy that costume somewhere? Or was it homemade? I have never one before:)

  3. We saw a prostitot candy corn fairy in a catalog and decided to make a kid friendly version

  4. Nice!! Our 2 year old dressed up at the 11th Doctor, but we had a hard time getting him to keep the fez on and he insisted I carry the Sonic Screwdriver until it got dark. Ha! Glad to know we're not the only nerdy parents out there. ;)

  5. weeping angel? ok. i love all your costumes!

  6. Micki,
    Yum! I love homemade chili. Your kiddos look awesome in their costumes! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.


Thanks and have a great day!