Monday, February 15, 2010

How to take the sap and hallmark out of valentine's day so you can actually have a good time...

The components of a great Valentine’s Day are surprisingly simple, and yet they have yet to be discovered by the majority of mankind. What we should have been including all along are as follow:

~Homemade Turkey Chili: Yum, yum! What is that you say? You don’t have an amazing recipe for turkey chili because you, unlike me, are not the queen of all things spicy? (Over-inflated ego much? I think not.) Well that’s fine; we can solve that right quick. Just pretend I have a magic wand:

Kickass Turkey Chili
1.5 lbs ground turkey
1 chopped onion
1 14-16oz can stewed tomatoes
1 16oz can tomato sauce
1 can black beans
1 can Mexicorn
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
.75 bottle of A-1 type sauce
hot sauce to taste (I used about 2-3 tbsp of Mamoun’s hot sauce for the batch, but I didn’t really measure. Throw some in, mix it up, add more if needed)

Brown up the onion. Add in the turkey, brown that up too, drain any excess liquid (or just cook it off). Add all other ingredients except beans and corn, bring to a boil, simmer 10 minutes. Add beans and corn, simmer 10 more minutes. Eat heartily.

~McSorley’s Dark: you don’t get the sawdust on the floor and the glorious atmosphere of the bar when you buy a sixer, but the beer is still tasty as hell and budget friendly for the cheap bastard in all of us.

~One of those gorgeous winter days that is cold but sunny and not raw.: I guess you kinda have to luck out on this one, but it was gorgeous yesterday afternoon in Jersey.

~Two of the best non-valentine valentine’s buddies ever.: I will let the picture speak for itself on this one…

…chocolates and flowers got nothing on watching vampire kung fu movies and G4’s coverage of AEE ’10 with these two.


  1. Awww I love it!!! Your buddies look awesome!!

    And WEIRD! I had a 20 minute conversation about turkey chili the other day... hmmm I was asking a co-worker for a recipe. She said you're thinking of chicken chili... I was like, nooo.... turkey... Anyway, i just copied and pasted that into my email! THANK YOU!!

  2. Sounds like a great day to me!

  3. @carissajaded: Chicken? In chili? This is a thing I have never heard of, but glad to spread the turkey chili love.

    @Ashley: It absolutely was. I suggest you grab a friend and a tiny, fat dog and give it a try yourself!