Finally got nice enough weather to get these beauties finished and placed in the house! I am so thrilled with how they turned out! Now bad for being a little rusty in my woodworking skills.
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1.5 lbs ground turkey
1/2 cup chili powder
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onions diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 29 oz can diced tomatoes
1 29 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 can rinsed & drained black beans
kosher salt to taste
In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium, add onions. Cook onions for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add garlic, cook until fragrant - about 1-2 minutes. Add chili powder, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tbsp kosher salt. Stir for about 2-3 minutes to bloom the spices.
Add stock and ground turkey. Stir until ground turkey is separated (no large chunks). Turn up to med-high heat, bring to boil. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Stir and bring back to a boil. Turn down to simmer, cover and cook for 30-45 minutes.
Taste and adjust the spices as needed.
Last year we bought our first house. It is a bit smaller then the house we were renting, so some of our furniture didn't quite fit. So, I use that as a challenge to build our own. And boy have I been having so much fun getting back into using the power tools! :)
One of the projects I have recently been working on are end tables for our couch. I cruised Pinterest for ideas and found some table ideas I could use to build to fit our needs. I found one design that was very simple, but they were selling them for $160 - Holy Cow! That is totally out of our price range!
I drew up a plan, went to the local lumber yard (always support local businesses if you can), purchased my lumber and then took it home to get started. Luckily my husband is pretty on board when it comes to my crazy ideas. And, of course I am doing this in winter, so most of the project has been inside. And then having to wait for warm enough days to stain, seal, and poly.