Moving has kept us at home the past few weeks, so today I'd like to share a recipe for Texas chili --- Two Girls' style! This chili is vegetarian, very healthy, and easy to make.
1 head of garlic
2 vegetable stock cubes (we like Telma and Knorr brands, but any will work)
3 bell peppers (different colors, or whatever looks good)
1/2 box sliced mushrooms
2 zucchini, chopped
2 yellow squash, chopped
1 cup cilantro (we chop and freeze it ahead for convenience)
small can of whole corn
4 cans of beans (preferably different kinds)
1 cup TVP (we like Bob's Red Mill brand)
water as needed
Chili powder, cumin, salt, and red pepper to taste
Combine everything in a large pot with a lid. Simmer for at least an hour, or two if you can wait that long. This will make two large tupperware containers worth of chili, or enough to feed two people for about three days, assuming you eat it every time you remember it's in the fridge like we do!he
Sometimes other vegetables find their way into the pot, depending on what's on sale and looks edible, and sometimes we make chili without the TVP. This recipe should be considered a loose guideline rather than exact instructions for chili success.
Coca Cola Light isn't Diet Coke. It is, however, delicious! Does anyone know if you can get it anywhere in Texas?
This blog is about Texas as we experience it: the bluebonnets and swimming holes, the funny local restaurants, the great places to visit and the ones that are just so-so. We post photos, so you don't have to take our word for it, and plenty of (we hope) helpful information.
We expected people would find our blog by searching for state parks, campsites, and museums. It seems, however, that we're far sexier than that! Here are a few of the keywords that have led visitors to our site over the past couple of months:
This blog has been kind of quiet lately, mostly because we've been trying to get moved to our new place. Casa Two Girls is a cute little house built in the 1950s, and it has most of its original wood and hardware. We like things that are old, authentic, or unusual, so we really like it.
We have glass doorknobs on every door.
For your enjoyment, four kinds of crabs we saw in Honduras:
I've been asked about my swimsuits a couple of times lately. People who know me know that I own more swimsuits than I do pairs of shoes, and I mix and match them with little regard to fashion. This combination is one of my favorites, mostly because it's comfortable. I can dive, swim, climb, and take my UV-proof shirt off and on without it going anywhere, and that makes me a happy camper.
I have a black top and yellow plaid bottoms just like it, but the yellow top and yellow bottom just don't ever seem to come to the top of the pile at the same time. I tend to like mis-matched things, or maybe it's just laziness that keeps me from matching my swimsuits better!
We're moving today, so please keep your fingers crossed for good weather today! We'll be back soon with photos of our new place.