Well after one week of med’s for Pele he’s back to good health. However we continued to see drops of blood on the tile floor ~ for the life of us couldn’t figure out which cat it was coming from and more importantly WHY? It’s been stressing me out the last couple days. Wellllll . . . this morning while cleaning up the mess, Darcie (our kitty) was sitting next to me when I noticed she was licking her paw with intensity. Wala, upon investigation her nail was growing into her paw pad. After a quick trip to the vet, he removed the nail, shot her up with an anitbiotic and off we were sent with another weeks worth of liquid antibiotics. She’s a little under the weather and her paw is sore but otherwise is doing well. I think we’ve had our share of pet issues . . . hope it’s quite for awhile now for mind sake and for wallet sake.
I made one of Mike’s favorite meals last night ~ Cincinnati Chili
Cincinnati Chili ~
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
2 cups water
8 oz spaghetti, cooked
1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
shredded cheddar cheese
Cincinnati Spice Blend:
2 Tb chili powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1. Cook ground beef and the one cup of onion in large saucepan over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, drain.
2. Add spice blend, tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45 min. (do not cover), stirring occasionally.
3. Serve chili over spaghetti. Top with kideny beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and chipped onions, as desired. Makes 4 cups.
My side notes: We don’t add the kidney beans, cheddar cheese and raw onions atop of our meal. For us it’s never been a necessary part of the meal and is so yummy without it. We do add freshly grated parmesan cheese though.
Hope you enjoy . . . Bon Appetit