|Recipe of the Month by Rich
This delectable chili recipe was sent to me by an old classmate, Peggy Keeton. Thanks Peggy.
Cheryl's Missouri Chili
1-2 Tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 -medium to large onion - diced
1 -large green pepper - diced
Sauté onion and green pepper in butter until soft, and set aside.
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 pound medium Breakfast sausage
Brown ground beef and sausage. Crumble as fine as you can while browning. Add the onion and green pepper to the cooked meats.
Add the following ingredients to the above in a large cooking pot:
2-3 cans dark red kidney beans (do not drain)
1- can (aprox. 14-oz) diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1- can (aprox. 14-oz) diced tomatoes with garlic and basil (d0 not drain)
1- can (aprox. 14-oz) diced fire roasted tomatoes (do not drain)
1- 6 oz. can tomato paste
1-large can (approx. 28 oz) tomato sauce
1-4 clove garlic - minced
2-pkg's Chili seasoning mix
2 cups water
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Salt and pepper to taste (won't need much because of the sausage and seasonings)
¼ to ½ teaspoon dried chili pepper seasoning
dash or two of cayenne
Heat on medium low stirring often until it simmers; reduce heat to low and simmer for 2- 3 hours stirring every 30 minutes to not scorch.
Serve with diced onions, grated cheese on top and of course cornbread.
Finally someone beat Jeff Kern. Betty Bennett was the winner from February and receive her coupon for a nights stay at Wine Country RV Park. Three others had the correct answer but Betty was quickest. The tasting room was "Kestrel Vintners"
Here is this months riddle -
What most likely would be the predominate variety of grape in the bottle of wine above?
with RIDDLE in the subject line will recieve a free one night stay.
and find out when we have Toofur Tuesday and get a second night free when
you check in on these Tuesdays.
On The Wine Front
The wineries in Prosser are going all out to provide a great experience
when you visit their tasting rooms. Here is a list of things to do for the
next few months.
If you missed this notice last month, take notice!!
We are down to the last few sites for Spring Barrel Tasting on April 23rd-25th so get your reservations soon. If you would like a more laid back weekend with almost all of the same events, consider pre-Spring Barrel Tasting weekend. Many of the same wineries that are participating in Spring Barrel Tasting will also do barrel tasting the week before. Give this one a try.
Wine Press Northwest has named Mercer Estates 2008 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley, wine of the week. Wine winners from the lower Valley just keep coming.
Also Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers honored Picazo 7 Seventeen in Prosser as its
Restaurant of the Year
Looking for something light and delightful? Kestrel Vintners is having "Bites and Flights"
on Friday evenings
between 5 and 7pm. Try one of their delectable appetizers like sautéed mushrooms on grilled crostini topped with gruyere cheese
with a glass of their great wine.