Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Pinterest Challenge Chalkboard Slow Cooker and chili recipe



So I'm going to accept the 2014 Pinterest Challenge. I am challenging myself to try out something on Pinterest each month (and hopefully blog about it.)  

So here goes...
I found this Pin on Pinterest and filed it away for a rainy day. Yesterday was a 50 degree rainy day here in Buffalo (I know, in January that's crazy.) So I decided to try it.


The good news was that I already had everything I needed from previous projects so overall it cost me NOTHING!  I actually have 2 slow cookers a really nice stainless steel one and this ugly one that was collecting dust in the basement. I almost never use it because it was all discolored.

You can see the discoloring better in this picture....ewww. (don't judge)

These are the materials I used: Glidden Gripper Primer, Valspar Black Chalkboard paint, Greased Lightening Multi-purpose spray, Frog Tape, and 300 grit sandpaper.

I washed the slow cooker with the Greased Lightening spray 
(It is amazing at washing up greasy surfaces)

I also lightly sanded the surface, washed off the dust, and put Frog Tape on the areas that I didn't want painted.


This is what it looked like after one coat of primer.


and after 2 coats of primer

 After one coat of chalkboard paint

After two coats of chalkboard paint

Done!

While it's out I might as well use it...here's how I make chili:

 The ingredients


Amy's Sweet Jesus Chili
1 pound 95% fat free ground beef
medium onion, chopped
medium pepper, chopped
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste
15.5 oz can black beans (undrained)
15.5 oz can red beans (undrained)
half of a 12 oz can of Coca Cola, Dr Pepper, or Pepsi 
3 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 tablespoon of cumin
1/2 tablespoon of smoked paprika
1/2 tablespoon of Sriracha Hot Sauce


Cut up a medium onion and a medium pepper (I used little snacker peppers)

Mix the raw ground beef and the peppers and onions in the pot.

Add the remaining ingredients (do NOT drain the beans...that's where a LOT of the fiber is at)

Stir well to mix and then turn on the slow cooker.  4 hours on high, or 8 hours on low.


mmmmmmmm...

What slow cooker recipes do you love?

Join me in the 2014 Pinterest Challenge and share your Pinterest successes

originally posted on ballinwithballing.blogspot.com

1 comment:

  1. As one of the lucky folks who got to eat this chili at MUG today, Yum! And I totally thought you bought the slow cooker with the chalkboard paint on it.....in retrospect, I should have known better! That is why you've earned the nickname "The Amazing Amy Balling"

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