Chili & Sweater Weather

Well, we’ve finally had a couple cool-ish days so I busted out the crock pot to make some chili. I’ve you been around here for any length of time, you know that I lack in pretty much all areas of the kitchen, so when I say this recipe is easy, I mean it πŸ˜‰

But before we get into the chili, lets talk about sweaters we can wear while eating the chili πŸ˜‰ I’ve gotten a lot of messages lately on some good fall sweaters and thought it’d be easiest to share my favorites here!

  • This is the one I had on today in my instal-story. It’s like an oatmeal-gray-tan-cream colored long cardigan with big pockets! It’s on sale now, and I bought it on a day where if you used your Gap card you got an additional percentage off! It’s a lot like this car coat I posted about from Target {which I LOVE but returned when I found this one}.

    wearing an xs. love those pockets!

    Target car coat, wearing a small

  • This cardigan I’ve gotten a ton of questions about! I own in blush but also love it and have seen it all over the blogs in this cream color.
  • This is a bomb basic at and only $40…or if you wanna splurge, I am MAJOR heart eyes for this $100 version.
  • This is less of a sweater and more of a shirt, but with the weather still yo-yoing, and it being less than $100, I am really considering hitting the purchase button…
  • I shared this sweater {which I bought in a Large for roominess and deliciousness} from Target last week and when my mom went to grab one her Target was already sold out…just saying…it’s a good one, so you may wanna run. And while you are at Target, check out this one. Ours didn’t have but how freaking cute and comfy does it look?!

    white size Large

  • K, Lastly, I don’t have one of these robe-meets-cardigans, but most of my girlfriends do and they swear up and down that it is worth every cent and that it is the most cozy thing ever…sounds like something good for Santa to bring!

And welp, once I got to online sweater shopping, I couldn’t stop, so if you love shopping too, scroll on and see if there are any you love too!

K, let’s talk chili…I’ve had dozens of different kinds of chili as an adult and this HANDS DOWN is the best ever. It’s a recipe from one of Chad’s friends that he had years ago at their deer camp. He came home raving about it and snagged us the recipe! And y’all, it does not disappoint!

We are not super spicy people, so we don’t use the cayenne pepper, but other than that this recipe is spot on! I think what makes it so great is the BROWN SUGAR πŸ™‚ yummmmm…give it a try and let me know what you think.

ps. i am not a fancy blogger/photog so you will not see pretty pics of each stage of this chili makin’ session…just this one. But take my word, it’s freaking relish and only gets better the longer it sits in your fridge.

Deer Camp Chili

Ingredients: 3 lbs ground meat {I used lean hamburger}

1 can chili beans: drained

1 can kidney beans: drained

1 can pinto beans: drained

I can southwest corn: drained

2 chopped green peppers

4 chopped jalapenos

1 chopped large onion

2 28oz cans of stewed tomatoes: drained

2 cups tomato sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup broth {I used beef, and more like 1+ cups}

6 Tablespoons brown sugar {I may be a little heavy handed with my tablespoons}

1 1/2 packets of Williams Mild Chili Seasoning

1 packet of cheesy taco seasoning

**dash of cheyenne pepper for heat**

TO DO;

I put it all {except meat and chili seasoning} in a big pot or crock pot on a low-medium heat and cover, stirring occasionally.

Cook Meat one pound at a time {I season the meat instead of putting the seasoning in the pot…and I also do more than 1 lb at a time}

Mix cooked meat into pot.

Continue to simmer on low heat for an hour or two…or 4.

 

And that’s it! It makes a freaking ton so we always put some in the freezer! Serve with oyster crackers and shredded cheese and you’ll be in chili heaven!

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