I love meals that can be made and reheated at the drop of a dime. With our crazy schedule, some nights dinner time is different for everyone in the house. So chili is a great meal to have in the fridge and I can also make it in big batches to be frozen. Today, as I was looking through the produce draw, I came across a few leftover items from the garden and farmers market. And before I knew it, this Jersey Girl Italian Turkey Chili was born. Leftover tomatoes, squash, fresh basil and eggplant all went in the pot. Some white wine, tomato sauce, fresh basil and garbanzo beans completed the chili to make more than a delicious meal. Even the husband, who is by no means a veggie man, liked it. I made a big batch so now dinner is already ready for another night this week.
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I really love meals that extend a small amount of meat with vegetables to make something really special. This is a very nice recipe, Lisa.
The chili looks amazing. I am sad that summer is coming to an end too. I will miss all the fresh veggies from the local farms.
I can't believe I still haven't gotten one red tomato yet. All green. I will have to start frying them I guess. 😉
John and Lisa Howard-Fusco
Lisa just made chili recently as well. We must be on the same wavelength or something. - John
Yum, I can't wait for chili season to kick in here. We are really missing this type of cool weather food.
I am SO excited for chili season!
The Food Hunter
This sounds yummy! I'm ready for the cooler weather to set in here in Phoenix.
Glad to see I am not the only one with Chili on the brain. Last night was so chilly I actually pulled out my winter jacket for my evening walk. Now just need to get the chili going. Great idea on the turkey!
Your chili looks really good! Perfect for this time of year. Oh how I will miss the farmers' markets!
I am ready for chili/soup season! Love all the veggies!
I am actually happy summer to be over - I love fall. I will be sad to see all of the summer vegetables gone.
This turkey chili looks hearty and tasty.
That chili looks and sounds great!
I'm bummed about all the good things disappearing from the farmer's market, too!
Oh this sounds great, Lisa! I really like the veggies you used, and your timing is perfect with the cold weather coming. My youngest loves chili, so she'll really enjoy this! YUM!
i love all the veggies you put in this, it looks wonderful!
Looks hearty and comforting!
I love making extra chili and freezing it. This looks wonderful Lisa!! I picked up some peaches from NJ at the store today and thought of you!
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That looks sooo dee-lish! I will definitely try this one. Thanks! I actually found your blog from a comment that I saw posted on "Pensacola.momslikeme" site. I will be your newest follower. I tried to vote for your cheese platter, by the way but since I don't have wordpress I don't think I can vote for it? Anyway, come visit me when you can, http://www.mandylifeafter30.com
I love summer too, but am excited about all of the fall foods! This chili sounds delicious!
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Ooooh...i love this recipe, i am big fan of chili, but this recipe is amazing!