Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn Tablescape *plus* a Warming Chili Recipe

Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  We've been fluffing our home for autumn, and I must admit I miss our cooler temperatures from last week because it's flipping hot here today!

Let's take a look at my latest tablescape for autumn:






These napkins match the rooster table runner.









I've been collecting glass pumpkins for years.  The three glass acorns from Pier1 are my newest additions (new this year).








Here are a few of our glass pumpkins from around the house:










I like the Halloween-inspired votives on our mantel.  I found these at Leaf 'n Petal.





Autumn votives in the art studio









Plush pumpkins!
















As promised, here is a wonderful recipe featured at The Fresh Market this month.  I followed the recipe as written.


Mole Style Chili

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground chuck
1 c onion, chopped
1 clove garlic , chopped
1/3 c Starborough Sauvignon Blanc
1 oz Scharffenberger 99% unsweetened baking chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
1 c water
2 tbsp chili powder, substitute 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder if you prefer (I did!)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt & pepper
sour cream and cilantro as garnish


Preparation:
Cook beef in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until browned, stirring using a wooden spoon to crumble. Drain, if necessary, set beef aside and return pan to heat.  

Lowder heat to medium and add onion and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until tender. 

Add Starborough Sauvignon Blanc and use a wooden spoon to scrap up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add Scharffenberger baking chocolate, tomatoes, water and bring to a simmer. Add cooked beef, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes. 

Serve hot topped with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cilantro.

Serves 6



This is an easy chili for a busy weeknight!



Have a cozy evening!  
Come back tomorrow for Literary Friday and next week for Halloween decor!


Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill


Art @ Home
Art @ Home

Welcome to Art @ Home! My name is Ricki Jill Treleaven, and this is where I share creative living with a Southern accent. Live since 2010, Art @ Home is for the reader who wants to discover creative ways to enjoy home through decorating, cooking, reading, and creative projects. I also chronicle the adventures of my busy family.

8 comments:

  1. Your home looks beautiful, I love the glass acorns and the plush pumpkins!!
    I would love to try this recipe...it's 'cooling off' here and anything other than 110 is chili cooking weather haha!

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  2. Very Fall! Loving all your pumpkins glass and cloth!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL tablescape!!!!! I love your fall decorations!

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  4. Beautiful fall touches around your place, RJ. Love those McK-C votives. I've not seen those.
    Love that cute plaid container filled with blooms too!

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  5. Everything looks beautiful, RJ. Those glass pumpkins remind me of Cinderella. xoox Su

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  6. Your table is lovely, Ricki Jill! I adore the glass pumpkins.

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  7. Love your table and all the Fall decorations. Thanks for the chili recipe. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  8. That chili recipe sounds divine! Miss Angie bought me a lovely ceramic pumpkin this year, and I feel like I'm well on my way to having a decent pumpkin collection. Yours is inspiring me!

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I read and appreciate all of your comments :D