Girls' Night In

Happy Sunday, friends! This week has flown by for me! I'm working on a lot of fun posts for you guys, and I can't wait to start sharing them.

First off, I wanted to share a lil recap of a super fun girls' night we had last week! My roommate Kelly and some of the girls from her small group came over for chili and homemade scones.

One thing that's so fun about Kelly is that she loves to bake....lucky me! LOL.  Last week, she taught us all how to make her famous scones and they were soooo good.  Here's some shots of it all in action.  I'll link the chili recipe and the scone recipe down below!

-5 tablespoons of softened butter
-2 cups of flour
-2 tablespoons of sugar
-1 tablespoon of baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1 cup of heavy wipping cream
-1 cup of chocolate chips (or my favorite, craisins!)

-Combine your softened butter and all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
-Knead with your hands until it forms a clumpy texture
-Once those are well mixed, stir in the heavy whipping cream
-Knead the dough with your hands until it combines and forms a large dough ball
-Sprinkle some flour on your countertop and place the dough in the flour
-Make sure the dough is covered in the flour and continue kneading it into a rectangle about 12-14 inches long
-Cut your rectangle into even quarter sections, then cutting each section into a diagonal.
-Pour some heavy whipping cream into a shallow bowl and pour some sugar into a separate shallow bowl or plate
-Using a brush (or your finger!), brush some whipping cream on top of the scone, then dip it into the sugar. Do this with each scone!
-Place all of your scones onto a baking sheet and space them evenly
-Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, but mainly just watch for them to get golden brown!

-2 teaspoons of olive oil
-1 yellow onion, chopped
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
-1 pound of extra lean ground turkey
-1 teaspoon of dried oregano
-4 tablespoons of chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste
-1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
-1 1/4 cups of chicken broth
-1 (15 oz) can of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
-1 (15 oz) can of sweet corn, rinsed and drained
-For topping: cheese and sour cream

-Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat
-Add in the onion, garlic, and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently
-Add in the ground turkey and break up the meat, cook until no longer pink
-Stir in the chili powder, oregano and salt
-Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans, and corn
-Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the chili thickens and flavors come together. We cooked ours on low for about 2 hours!
-Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
-This makes 6-8 servings! We served ours with cornbread, and it was perfect.


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