When my sister got married she & Peter decided to give out the guests packets chili powder. It is hands down my favorite wedding favor ever. Both useful & personal, the chili powder is a nod to the Southwestern town of Taos, New Mexico where the wedding was held. The card was designed by our mom with a recipe suggestion from the couple on the inside. I’ve been using the chili powder ever since.
This weekend marked an auspicious occasion. After a year and four months, I have finally used up one of the pouches! We made Southwestern twice-baked sweet potatoes a la Pennies on a Platter on Saturday & Cooking Light’s smoky slow cooker chili on Sunday. My lunch leftovers are so spicy and delicious.
I didn’t make too many substitutions or additions to these recipes. I used chipotle chiles in both since the sweet potatoes called for a few of the peppers & the rest of the can usually goes to waste. We also added kidney beans & small white beans to the pinto beans the chili asked for. Simple, pretty healthy, and both reheat perfectly.