What a title. LOL No I am not looking for a cooking job, at least not at the moment. If it comes to that, you do what you have to do to survive. We watched Fun with Dick and Jane Friday night. It was a good movie, but wasn't the best movie to watch considering you are about to lose your job along with 325 others. Had a good ending though. There have been more new plant lay-offs and two more plant closings in the area since DH was notified he would be out of work. I wish I knew what the unemployment rate is for this county. PA might not be so bad as a whole, but the three surrounding counties have been hit hard.
I called Career Link on Friday to find out what their WIN Skills program was all about. It is an assessment tool and you take a math and reading test. I hesitantly signed up for it wondering if it will help or hurt my search for a potential job. I am ok at math, actually liked Algebra in school. Don't ask how many years ago that was. The use of Algebra helps with writing formulas on my Lotus spreadsheet. So I am nervous about what to expect. If I do too bad I wonder if they will allow me do it again.:)
Now for the fun part. I won a fob from Sonda at "Who has time to stitch" blog, very pink give-away. Thanks Sonda for your thoughtfulness in honor and memory of breast cancer victims and survivors.
Karen South has challenged her blog readers to publish their chili recipes on their blog and link to her blog for a give-away.
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 small onion, chopped
1 med large green pepper diced
1 can (28 oz) Del-Monte tomatoes, undrained (Basil/Oregano flavor)
1 can of tomato soup, with bits of tomato
1 can (15-1/2 oz) Mexican chili beans or regular kidney beans and then add chili powder to taste.
1 Can (15-1/2 oz) black beans
1 can (15-1/2 oz) pinto beans
Optional: 1 T grated semisweet baking chocolate ( or a few chocolate chips)
Shredded taco cheese
Cook and stir beef in large nonstick skillet. Then add onion and green pepper and lightly saute. Drain fat.
Add tomatoes, soup, beans, chocolate; mix well. Can thin with beef broth or water if desired.
Bring it to a boil and then cover; reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Cook macaroni in another pan according to directions. I guess you could do it right in the chili but I always usually make to much so I make it in another pan. Drain
When ready to eat, add macaroni to your bowl and top with chili and sprinkle cheese over it.