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Pumpkin Chili

Ever since I saw this recipe on What’s Cooking, Chicago?, I have been so intrigued. Add to that the fact that I have been craving chili but waiting for the perfect chili weather, you can only imagine how antsy I was getting! I finally decided that today was the day — the weather isn’t quite perfect for chili, but I just couldn’t wait any longer.

Pumpkin chili
1 lb. ground turkey
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans tomatoes, undrained
4 oz. can diced green chiles
1/2 cup frozen corn
2 cups (14.5 oz. can) pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tbsp. cumin
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Brown ground turkey until cooked through. Add turkey to your crockpot, along with all the other ingredients. Stir well. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with sour cream, cheese, cilantro, or whatever toppings you desire. Enjoy!

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Menu Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Sunday: L: Cinnamon Buttermilk pancakes D: Chicken tacos w/rice
Monday: Beef stew
Tuesday: Sloppy Joe Spaghetti Bake
Wednesday: Leftover Chicken tacos
Thursday: Mexican Rice Bowls with fried egg

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Menu Oct. 23-28

Sunday: L: leftovers; D: turkey meatloaf with mac and cheese
Monday: Beef Stew
Tuesday: Chicken Squares with rice and peas
Wednesday: Making Spicy Bean Salsa for book club
Thursday: Chicken Pizza Burgers w/leftover mac and cheese
Friday: Homemade pizza

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Menu Oct. 8-14

Saturday: Cream Cheese Chicken
Sunday: Beer bread with beer cheese fondue
Monday: out
Tuesday: Pesto Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Wednesday: out
Thursday:  Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Friday: Hot Chicken Salad

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Menu Oct. 1-7

Saturday: L: out; D: pizza
Sunday: L: out; D: meatball subs
Monday: Gnocchi with tomato basil cream sauce
Tuesday: French dip subs
Wednesday: Zesty BBQ chicken sandwiches
Thursday: out
Friday: leftovers

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