Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fifth First

Micah and I had the privilege of leading the Jr. High youth group this past school year. (Or, it will be the PAST school year at about 1pm this afternoon!!)

Our Jr. High paired up with the High school youth group every Sunday evening to have dinner together and play games before the Bible study portion of our meetings.

Part of my job as a leader was to prepare the meal for the group about every other Sunday.

I'm SOOOO bad at ideas! So, I frequently relied on my friend Shawna to come up with ideas for me. Thank you O, Queen of Easy Meals!!

One of the ideas she came up with was chili frito pies...only, she excepted ME to make the chili.

I don't make chili.

At least, I didn't until that week at youth group! And, I'm totally counting that as my 5th first, even if I don't have a picture to prove I did it.

Here's Shawna's recipe. It was yummy, but a bit spicy for my tastes, but that can definitely be adjusted.

3 cans diced tomatoes (last time I bought petite dice from kroger, they were yummy)
2 cans beans, drained and rinsed
1 can tomato paste
1 onion, diced
1 t salt
2 T garlic and black pepper
3 T chili powder
1 ranch dressing pkt (there is a kroger brand that is good)
2 c cooked ground beef

Place all in a crockpot, cook on low 6-8 hrs, or high for 4hrs.



Joy said...

you know, I don't think I've ever made chili either!

Shawna said...

I am so honored to be part of your blog post. :)

I am wondering though, what on earth is spicy in that chili to you?

MagenRanae said...

Oh, I don't could be the 2 tablespoons of pepper AND the 3 table spoons of chili powder!! :) Even Micah thought it was spicy (for me, he loved it.)

Shawna said...

I guess I don't think of table pepper as hot. And I had no idea chili powder was spicy!

tsbjf said...

Sounds good!