Halloween is coming soon and I bought treats for the goblins. My kids are too old to go trick or treat, but I like to open the door for the children in my neighbourhood. Last year we had over one hundred kids that knocked on our door. The door bell was ringing non stop for three hours. It's always fun to look at all of the costumes. Some kids are very creative.
Since I am busy all evening giving treats, it's best for me to prepare dinner in the morning or the night before. That way, whenever I have a moment, I just have to reheat the food and eat. When my son gets home, he does the same. I would not have time to cook a full meal on Halloween night.
On Kraft Canada website you will find lots of Halloween recipes, ideas and tips. I really like their Scary Halloween Decoration Ideas. That reminds me that I still have to buy my pumpkins. My daughter likes to carve them for Halloween. She does a very good job at it.
You might be wondering what I will be serving on Halloween night. It will be this Chili con Carne. Chili is aways best made hours before you serve it. It even gets better if you make it the day before. It also freezes really well. If you know that you will be very busy the week before Halloween, make it in advance and freeze it. You can keep chili for up to 3 months in the freezer. And for toppings use your imagination, we like scallions, sour cream, avocado, cheese and jalapeños.
CHILI CON CARNE
2 Tbsp. oil
2 onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 - 1/2 lb. (675 g) extra-lean ground beef
1 can (28 oz/796 ml) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (19 fl oz/540 ml) no-salt-added red kidney beans
1 can (10 fl oz/284 ml) 25%-less-sodium beef broth
1 can (5.5 fl oz/156 ml) tomato paste
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice
1 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Mozza-Cheddar Cheese
1 cup sour cream
Here's the link to the recipe.
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