Welcome to a New Year’s Dinner (and prizes!)

DinnerMenuFINALsmallZAM invited me (and by extension, all of you) to a New Year’s Dinner!

You can “choose your own dinner adventure” from appetizers, soup, salad, main dish and dessert, but those of you who visit and comment at each and every blog will be entered into a drawing for one of three (3) $35.00 gift cards to the venue of your choice: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks.

Plus, some individual authors might include a private drawing for those people who stop by. So read, drink and be merry! Happy New Year from all of us, at the M/M Writers’ Buffet!

For full blog links visit http://zamaxfield.com/new-years-eve-progressive-dinner/

Dinner starts on 12/31/14 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern. Winners will be chosen randomly Jan 6, 2015. Only those who comment on EVERY blog will be chosen for the drawing.

In addition to ZAM’s prizes, I’m also offering up a ebook from my backlist for a random commenter on my post.

I thought long and hard about which recipe I should post for this dinner. In the end, I chose my chili recipe, for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s something I could see just about any of my characters making – it’s simple, easy, and not gourmet, so it fits most of my guys. I like for all those reasons, and also because I’m lactose intolerant, I have a glucose allergy, and I’m trying my best to be vegan. This recipe hits all those points (minus the cheese) and it’s tasty. So, I hope you enjoy.

1 lg can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 green pepper, seeded & chopped
chili seasoning (I recommend Tabasco brand chili starter)
2 cups frozen corn

Put everything except the corn into either a crockpot or a large pot. In the crockpot, cook on low for 7-8 hours. In a regular pot, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the frozen corn and continue to simmer until heated through. Serve and top with shredded cheese and hot sauce as desired.

In case anyone was interested, this is in my crockpot right now for tonight 🙂


Welcome to a New Year’s Dinner (and prizes!) — 37 Comments

  1. I love chili and using the crockpot – so this recipe is perfect! Thanks and Happy 2015!

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  2. Chili sounds like a perfect meal for a cold wintry day. Love coming home to a meal already in the crockpot! Have a happy New Year. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Another delicious sounding meal for this cold NY day! Happy New Year!

    debdeege (at) optonline (dot) net

  4. Will have to try this as I can not make homemade chili! Looks very good and super easy! Thank you and Happy New Year!


  5. Great meal idea for vegetarians! Thanks for sharing.

    Waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. We love chili in this family and will also be having chili tonight….it is leftover from last night….lol I will have to add the corn for a variation. Happy New Year!

    cmucha319 AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Not a real big Chili lover. I do enjoy the White Chicken chili my husband makes. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Chili tonight. Happy New Year

  8. I love a good chili and this one sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  9. not really a chili person…..maybe it’s an Aussie thing?? I’m not really aware of many people who make chili here


  10. Thanks for the chili recipe which looks so easy to put together. I like the addition of the black beans.
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  11. Even though I am a confirmed carnivore it sounds delicious. I know it is hard to work around food allergies as I have to work around them with family members. Happy New Year

  12. I love chili! I’m actually planning to cook chili starting early tomorrow. It’s supposed to be VERY cold and wet, so chili is perfect (with a little cornbread).

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  14. This one looks great as well. Many things to try in the new year.
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  15. sounds yummy! Don’t know how my carnivorous family would take to it. But you never know; they all love spinach & artichoke lasagna w/ feta cheese…

    tracykitn AT yahoo DOT com

  16. Your chili sounds good and easy to make. Something to warm up in the winter. Happy New Year!

  17. Chilli is my #1 go to meal during the year. I even cook it in the summer if I am craving it, I don’t know many people who add corn but my family has been doing it since I was little and I love it. Nice recipe


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  19. Ohmygosh! Thank you for posting a vegetarian entree! We love chili, and yours sounds very easy and tasty – I often don’t make it because I don’t want to take the time to chop up all the hot peppers and stuff. I think I’ll try yours next time!

  20. Oh, look at me slackerdoodling! Thank you all for showing up and commenting – it was a nice start to the year 🙂 My random winner for a book from me was Denise Dechene – I’ll be contacting you via email.