Hello from the West Coast! After all the apartment hunting, dealing with movers and other headaches related to a cross county move, we are finally settled in our new home. What a change from the hectic pace of New York. San Francisco is a beautiful city with a rich heritage and tons to do, but it's definitely more laid-back. What a change!
With lots more spare time (I'm hunting around for a new job ;-) I have thrown myself back into cooking full force. My San Francisco kitchen is about the same size as my New York one, though it's laid out a little differently. I'm still getting used to it but after the recipes I have planned to make this weekend, I'm sure to find my old groove.
Yesterday, I wanted to make a comforting dish, something that felt homey. What better dish than chili! I remembered that I had once made a turkey chili that was delicious and I was convinced that I had shared it on the constant hunger. Looking through my archives, I couldn't find it so here it is. I used this recipe and doubled it up. I made enough for two meals plus freezing another two meals, at least. Instead of using chili powder, I went with cayenne pepper and I threw in the orange bell pepper I had in the fridge instead of a green one.
P.S. I celebrated my anniversary this week at this Italian restaurant. Had an unbelievable white truffle pasta. Any other Italian restaurant recommendations?