Thrifty Thursday

It was Thursday, prior to leaving town for one week…what to do to clean the fridge of lonely bits of food? We’ve never been good at throwing things away that are in perfect (or almost perfect) condition. As chance would have it, here is the result of our Thrifty Thursday night dinner.

This recipe for Sweet Potatao and Black Bean Chili for Two at the Eating Well website emptied the fridge and filled our tummies. Fast, simple, with ingredients on hand – this has to be the most inexpensive dinner ever!

Dig In

We (imagine this….) improvised a bit, by adding a handful of leftover kale and a smidgen of chopped green chilis that were in need of fridge elimination. Omitted the onion and added more garlic. Had a small amount of jarred marinara sauce that got “dumped” in. No cilantro on hand – no big deal. Added a dollop of sour cream and grated cheese on top.

Dollop with Sour Cream

Simple pantry and kitchen staples made this come together in a snap….yes, such a snap that we did not snap the photos until we were just about ready to dive in. Hurry and look before it’s all gone!

Chili Ready to Eat No Bread


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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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2 Responses to Thrifty Thursday

  1. Nice job using up the leftovers. Sour cream & cheese = GREAT!


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