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    Family Recipe: Nourishing Chili

    July 9, 2009 by Brandy Vencel

    About two years ago, I began promising to post my chili recipe, but I never followed through. When the children’s allergies were eliminated, I quit posting all of my GFCF weekly meal plans, and so forgot about it.

    I’ve spent the last couple of days gearing up for taking back over the cooking in our home. Our church family has been kind enough to bring us meals every single evening during this entire ordeal. It has been wonderful to not have to fit in not only cooking, but grocery shopping, during this time of trying to juggle child care with my husband’s inability to drive due to his seizures, plus the physical and emotional exhaustion.

    However, we are getting closer to being back to normal, and that means I get to take my old jobs back over. I mowed the front lawn this week, and loved every minute of it. I have missed my normal work.

    For at least a year I have been putting off getting my recipes more organized. Apparently, I was off the job long enough to forget where I kept things, and so I decided to break down and put all of my summer recipes in a binder where they will be easily accessible.

    I am, naturally, being extremely picky about what I cook Si from this point on. He lost some weight through this, and he was already naturally thin. So I’m trying to maximize his nutrition in every bite. My chili recipe has been faithful to me for years. And today, since I needed to type it up for my binder anyhow, I added a couple notes and uploaded it to Scribd for your enjoyment:

    Vencel Family Nourishing Chili

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    2 Comments

  • Reply Brandy July 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I hope you like it. 🙂

    I, too, usually save chili for winter, but it is slowly becoming a year-round affair here. We always seem to have an excuse to make it in the off-season.

  • Reply an encourager July 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Hi! This morning while I was ice-ing my cranked knee, my brain was going over all my dinner recipes. When I got to the “C”s I stopped at chili, as it just sounded so scrumptious. Usually, that comforting dish is reserved for chilly winter’s evenings while watching football. I guess watching the Tour de France will be the same! 🙂 When I told my friend Emily that chili is what’s for supper tonight, she said, “Me, too!” and linked me to your site. After a few more minutes with God’s Word, I’m going to ride my rusted vintage bike with a huge wire basket to the store to get the ingredients in your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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