So I have this meal planning thing that I do and then I ignore one day and bump up the next day’s meal instead of making the missed meal.
I didn’t make chick peas and rice yesterday. So today instead of eating leftovers, we are having chili.
Well instead of making the recipe as is I decided to half it. I am not sure what my logic for this is but it’s what I decided to do. This is important as I am going somewhere with this.
Last night I was on my game, I took out the beef to defrost.
Today I started cooking. I halved the spices and the onion. I kept the whole red pepper. I was doing well until I got to the end of the recipe. I threw in more kidney beans that the recipe called for. And I kept the whole tin of diced tomatoes. I should have stopped there, but the tomato puree was still on the ingredient list. I don’t have tomato puree. Instead of stopping I made my own out of a can of diced tomatoes. It was only as I was pouring the puree in the pot did it occur to me I didn’t need it as I had already used a whole can of tomatoes. 😦
The chili now smells like tomato soup. 😦
I added back in the spices I halved and am hoping for the best.
The recipe calls for the chili to simmer covered, I am going to leave it uncovered in the hopes that some of the excess liquid with boil down.