A fair amount of chili.

March 17, 2018


The first Lenten meal was a taco night, hosted by youth raising funds for a trip, and they had too much meat. Sam and Rachel offered it for our dinner, and I gladly accepted. It could be turned into chili for our Potato Bake.

I vastly underestimated how much meat there was. Combined with four giant cans of tomato sauce, it made three big pots of chili…. and there is still meat left over.


I started them on the stovetop, but then moved them to the ovens for a couple of hours to finish. That way they wouldn’t scorch on the bottoms. I always hear Deborah’s voice when I think of burnt chili. “It tasted like cigarettes…”


The majority of the work was packaging it so it would cool down quickly and can be reheated in crock pots. I portioned it into zip-lock bags and it took way longer than I thought it would.


At least it’s mostly done!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “A fair amount of chili.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Pots and pots of meat. It’s a vegetarian’s nightmare!


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Mmmm. . . Cigarettes!


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