I’ve been batch cooking lately. (I prefer to call them cooking marathons.) I’ve spent around 8-9 hours one to two days a week cooking a bunch of food and a few weeks back I made this Paleo Pumpkin Chili. The addition of pumpkin really smoothed out the flavor and Jeff really loved it. By request, this one’s for Melissa. :)
I made such a huge batch of pumpkin puree on Halloween and since then I’ve been playing around with pumpkin recipes, using a little bit here and there.
While editing photos the other day I decided to play around with an iced pumpkin frappuccino to try to keep myself awake and that totally backfired! I got so tired from the sugar crash that I had to take a nap and then jump back in again a few hours later.
A few weeks ago I woke up extremely early on a Sunday morning for absolutely no reason. The Bears game started at noon that day and I realized I had plenty of time to prepare a meal before then. I wound up experimenting with the sweet potatoes I had waiting to be cooked and by the time the game started I had made this pumpkin chili along with sweet potato salad, sweet potato swirls and tuna salad. Jeff woke up right before the start of the game and loved that I had prepared a spread of food. Having the large amount of chili and two salads readily available for a quick lunch, side or dinner really came in handy with how busy that week was.