Bread! and pans and bacon jam! and chili!


This is the bread pan I got for Christmas.  It is spring lock and makes

bread that looks like this-




This is free form with sesame seeds.


Rye with caraway seeds ( and the pot holder Willow made me).


This is the bacon jam my niece made for Christmas gifts.

Great in peanut butter sandwiches!  🙂

And Chili!

I made a big pot for supper.

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I started with a 2 1/2 lb beef roast-slightly frozen- cut it into chunks and processed

it until it was medium fine, browned it with a chopped onion.

IMG_3226 and then added 3 TBS chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

1 scant tsp sea salt

1 tsp red pepper

1 small can diced tomatoes

Add above to browned meat and simmer for about 30 minutes.  Tomatoes will start

to break down.  Stir often to keep from scorching.

Add below ingredients- tomato products first, stirring well.  Add about 2 1/2 cups water

after paste.  Cook for another 30 minutes, then add beans.

1 can tomato sauce

1 small can tomato paste

1 can light red kidney beans

1 can dark red kidney beans

Cook another 3o to 45 minutes, stirring often and then taste.  Add extra ( hot sauce) heat at this point.


Add salad and bread and enjoy!


10 thoughts on “Bread! and pans and bacon jam! and chili!

  1. Glorious food for a New Year supper! Love all the photos of your splendid breads and that chilli I could tuck myself round a bowlful right now.. I am not familiar with bacon jam, but it sounds delicious! x Joanna

  2. Joanna-
    I’ve never had bacon jam before either- but it has fried bacon and carmelized onions and sugar in it. And it is good in small amounts. It could be overpowering but used sparingly is a good flavor enhancer.

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