My Own Chili

I pride myself on making fantastic chili, seasoning it all from scratch. But those days may be over for me. I discovered Fowler's Two Alarm Chili mix and I'm in LOVE. I saw it on display at my local grocery during our latest bout of cold weather and picked it up on a whim.

The little box comes with premeasured seasonings, so it's not the end of the world if I start to cook and then discover I'm out of cumin...which is usually what happens. Of course I didn't follow the suggested instructions/ingredients, I opted to make ours healthier and a little more filling. Here's what I did:

Cooked 1 lb. ground turkey breast, using no seasonings. Next time if I have an onion handy, I'll chop it up and throw it in, though.

Used all the packets from the kit except the salt packet and the masa (I found my chili to be thick enough, so I'll save it for next time, just in case). I used the full "pepper packet" and the chili was just regular spicy, not super spicy. Next time I may buy 3 alarm or use Rotel in place of the tomatoes.

Added the following: 1 can drained black beans, 1 can no salt added diced tomatotes (lightly drained), 16 oz. tomato sauce, 8 oz water.

I think I'm going to buy multiple kits (they're cheap, under $3 each, I think) and experiment for different types of chili. Maybe a Skyline-inspired, served over pasta or something more Mexican with cilantro served over rice or in tortillas.

It's freezing today, so I'm counting on leftover chili and my beloved leopard Snuggie to keep me warm!