Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili Mexicana
Posted on 03 November 2012
Perhaps I was foolish to visit my parents when a superstorm was predicted to make landfall on the Maryland coast.
I prefer to think of myself as foolishly optimistic.
I may have been foolish too when I elected not to change my ticket from Tuesday to Wednesday, even though it was clear that Maryland Emergency Management officials were not going to open the airport. By the time my flight was officially canceled on Monday, Wednesday’s flights were fully booked so I had to fly on Thursday.
I came home 2 days late and was unintentionally away 7 days during this critical period for packing and moving.
Hmmm…I may need to face the fact that I was an idiot.
Let me be clear — I consider myself incredibly lucky. I was able to leave on Thursday, unlike many travelers further north. Maryland was spared the brunt of the storm. My mother’s house never lost power and suffered no damage.
At worst, I was bored. A bored lucky idiot.
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The other unintended consequence — besides being hopelessly behind in packing — is that this slow cooker pumpkin chili recipe is coming to you in November, not in the slow cooker month of October. Egads.
Matt is famous near and far for this pumpkin chili; it is eagerly anticipated at our annual Halloween party. The addition of pumpkin lends the chili a hearty girth, while also boosting its nutritional value. Matt recommends serving it with a dollop of sour cream — to counter its spiciness — and with cornbread — just because it’s tasty.
It is a fine ending to slow cooker month.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com