The Christmas tree and decorations are up and it is beginning to feel very festive around here just now. I’ve completed my present shopping but still need to wrap the gifts. Every year I think I enjoy wrapping lots of presents in one go but then once I start, I actually begin to remember how much I don’t enjoy it! Especially when you have gifts which are oddly shaped, maybe I am just not patient enough but I can declare I am not a fan of wrapping presents.
My Dad makes an amazing chilli con carne, and whilst I still do eat meat from time to time, lately I’ve been eating less of it. I’ve recreated this vegetarian chilli loosely based on my Dad’s chilli con carne recipe and it has proved to be successful, even when given to meat eaters!
As the weather has suddenly turned colder this week I decided to make another batch of this and remembered how tasty it is so I knew I had to share the recipe with you all.
Can you believe it’s May already? It seems 5 minutes ago I was thinking of Christmas and the New Year, this year is certainly whizzing by. I’m looking forward to warmer weather (which we’ll hopefully get; in Scotland you are never guaranteed a warm Summer), I’ve already started lists of recipes I want to try to develop with lovely Summer flavours.
This recipe doesn’t really scream Summer or any particular season to be honest. You could have these goujons any time of the year with either a salad or homemade fries or baked potato. And these goujons are not just for kids, adults will enjoy them too and you can change the seasoning to whoever you are making them for, so if it is adults who are going to be having them, then a little chilli powder gives them a lovely wee kick.