Sunday, November 15, 2009

butternut squash chili + the twins' artistic endeavors

As much as we'd like autumn to go on forever (or at least until next spring), we've been forced to admit that it's almost winter here. The one advantage of this is that it's the perfect weather for chili.
Lola remembered seeing a recipe for butternut squash chili somewhere, so we took that basic idea and made our own (probably much simpler and faster) recipe:
Butternut Squash Chili: serves 6
1 butternut squash, roasted in the oven and then cut into cubes
*1 can (14 oz) red kidney beans
*1 can (14 0z) black beans
*1 can (14 oz) corn kernels
*veggie broth or water
*3 tablespoons each cumin and cayenne
* a pinch of cinnamon
Combine everything except squash in a pot, including the bean liquid from the bottom of the cans. heat up, then taste and add more spices if necessary. Add water or veggie broth until it becomes as soupy/liquidy as you want it. Add squash, heat up for a few more minutes and stir everything together. Put into bowls and top with grated cheese if desired. (and at Chez Twin, cheese is always desired)
it turned out delicious! we also added some Mexican hot sauce at the end.
and now, onto the artistic endeavors. we are twins of many talents:
this is how Lola studies for her science tests:

and this is my assignment for drawing class: (turn your head or your computer around)
now turn it back


VeggieGirl said...

Awesome chili and STELLAR drawings!!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The butternut squash chili looks delicious! We've got stew going on tonight...

Your drawings are wonderful, Rita - are you an art major? I almost went to NYU for a BFA in Set and Lighting design umpteen centuries ago, but I ended up going to Carnegie Mellon instead.

the twins said...

thanks to both of you!
jen-that's so cool! i think set design is really interesting. i'm an art history major and a studio art minor.

Farty Girl said...

kick ass drawring! <3

can i get it as a tattoo? i would do it. :)

Michele said...

Your girls are both so talented. And I love the chili.

thetwins said...

thanks farty girl and michele!

Oraphan said...

Oh! That chili looks fantastic! I love this simple recipe, will definitely give it a try, thanks for sharing:)

Beautiful drawings, I'm very impressed!