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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello college football, welcome back!

Y'all nothing speaks to me more than the start of college football again. Really any football game. There's something about this time of year that just makes me feel happy. Fall is on it's way back and i'm ready for scarves and boots again. Well I do live in Charleston.. so maybe not for a month... but it's coming. Also, it's not fall until the pumpkin spice latte makes it's appearance! Let the Pumpkin craze begin!

For those of you who don't know. I'm a huge Texas A&M fan. I'm from College Station, TX, where Texas A&M is located. While I didn't attend school there, living in the town for 20 years makes me an honorary Aggie and a proud one at that. Before every game we do whats called "Midnight Yell". This is a tradition where our yell leaders (our own version of cheer leaders, who are men--another tradition), get the Aggies all fired up about the game the next day. Apparently our yell practice happened at the statehouse in South Carolina in Columbia last night, if you're wondering what it's all about, you can see it here!

I have to brag we just revamped our stadium, Kyle field back in College Station. I'm excited to go home and see it. Apparently you'll be able to see the jumbo-tron from 2 miles up the road from where I used to live. Crazy.

Since moving to Charleston, I get very homesick when game days are here. I just know back home our whole town is buzzing around with anticipation for the great game. It's ok, I made Turkey chili to help with my homesickness! I'm sure this is going to be a great game, no matter the outcome! 

I have to say some of the best recipes, I've ever made are the ones where I just threw some ingredients together. My Turkey Chili is one of these recipes and it's not that bad for you. The best part of any chili is you can add and omit any of the ingredients to make it your own. 

Turkey Chili 

One serving = 1 cup without cheddar cheese and chips

Serves: 8-10 people 

  • 1 lb ground turkey meat (99% lean)
  • 1 bell pepper (any color)
  • 1 onion 
  • 15 oz can of cannellini beans ( you can definitely omit these)
  • 4 oz can of Trader Joes's green chili's 
  • 1/2 jar of Frontera Jalapeño cilantro salsa (you can use your favorite)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce 
** I do like add chili powder and cayenne for a little kick** 

First I like to brown my turkey meat and set aside. 

Dice up bell pepper and onion, sauté until soft, then combine with browned ground turkey meat. 

Combine all ingredients in large pot and let get warm and fill your house will all kinds of good smells. 

I top with sharp cheddar cheese and Late July Chips Multigrain chips.  

Nutrition facts from

Nutrition Facts
Servings 10.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 28 mg9 %
Sodium 357 mg15 %
Potassium 164 mg5 %
Total Carbohydrate 8g3 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g8 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 13 g26 %
Vitamin A5 %
Vitamin C24 %
Calcium5 %
Iron5 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

I hope everyone is getting super excited for college football, it officially starts this weekend!!! WHOOP!!

Any favorite game day foods?

Who is your team?!

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