Many of my friends have told me that their 2017 goal was to learn something new, whether it be coding, cooking, or throwing on a pottery wheel. Being who I am as a person, I immediately gravitated towards creative classes, and started putting together a list for friends to help them navigate their way through their awesome resolutions. Since I was making a list of places for creativity in Chicago anyways, I thought I’d share with you!
Chicago is just brimming with places to unleash your creative juices. Whether you think you’re a creative or not (you are), I promise I found something for you–take a peek below at the many outlets for your right-brained self, and let me know if you sign up for something!
One year ago today, I hopped on a one-way flight from Phoenix to Chicago. Embarking on the most life-changing journey of my existence to date, I knew I was on to something good.
I have fallen in love with Chicago, and it’s not just infatuation. There isn’t a single day that I don’t wake up excited and happy to be living here (even when it’s -30 with wind chill). And how could I not love it?! This city is full of things for me to adore. Such as…
This recipe was adapted a few times over from a Betty Crocker recipe until I got it just right. Now, it’s my staple potluck contribution and people gobble it right up! It doesn’t take too long to make, and it’s always a hit at celebrations (and at home).
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
2.5 lb ground turkey (I use Jennie-O)
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (16oz) black beans, drained
1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
2.5-3 tablespoons chili powder (depends on how spicy you like it)
1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat, 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.
2. In a 4-to-5-quart slow cooker, mix turkey, onion, and remaining ingredients. Make sure it’s mixed well!
3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
4. Garnish with sliced avocado, and enjoy!