Mac Daddy!

Today was really a wonderful day. It’s great getting back into the swing of things after being in Texas for 11 days. I started off the day with a big old glass of carrot, orange, apple, and ginger juice.

In my Breville Juicer I juiced 3 carrots, 3 oranges, 2 apples, and an inch of ginger. This recipes yielded 3 medium sized mason jars worth of juice.  I enjoyed 2 of them this morning, aka 1 large mason jar of juice.

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After breakfast, Neal and I headed to the Apple store to make a BIG purchase!

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A while back Neal and I decided to buy an iMac computer and today was the day.

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We purchased the 21.5 inch iMac with a few extra bells and whistles.

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We’re incredibly excited about this computer and the projects we are planning to accomplish with it.

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After lunch (a Lightlife veggie burger and a side salad) I packed up the Christmas decorations, did some laundry, unpacked, and headed to the gym for a workout.  I tackled 15 minutes on the rowing machine and 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer.

With NFL playoffs starting today, I decided chili was in order for dinner.

3 Bean Chili

  • 1 pound of ground beef (I used 93/7)
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can dark kidney beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can pink beans
  • 1 can Rotel sauce
  • McCormick Chili seasoning

3 bean chili

To start, brown the ground beef in a large pot.

3 bean chili

To the cooked beef add one packet of McCormick’s Slow Cooker Chili seasoning.

McCormick Slow Cookers Chili

Next, add all three cans of beans and stir to combine.

3 bean chili

Lastly, add can of tomatoes and can of Rotel sauce to complete the chili.

3 bean chili recipe

Cook the chili on medium heat for at least 30 minutes.  You want to cook the beans through and allow all of the flavors to marry together.  I cooked mine on medium-low heat for 45 minutes tonight.

Tonight I’m watching football, catching up on e-mails, and doing some prep for the week ahead (football pre-season starts Monday!).

Do you have a favorite food you enjoy eating or cooking when sports are on?


  1. Tara says

    Definitely chili, just made us a crock of it Sunday as well! (and the hubby loves his crackers and cheese!)
    I got an amazing recipe for Chipolte Chili and we have not turned back since!
    Its soo smooth and good, I think the secret is the can of mashed black beans, they melt and incorporate into all ingredients!

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