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 two coats of chalkboard paint
While it's out I might as well use it...here's how I make chili:
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.
What slow cooker recipes do you love?
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originally posted on ballinwithballing.blogspot.com