Friday, April 30, 2010

Hormel Chili in Your Hiking Trips?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love hiking, it is my favorite form of exercise year round. For me, there is nothing that can compare to the pure joy of getting up close with the amazing wonders and forces of nature.
What I like most in hiking is the simplicity, there is no material competitiveness, just you and nature. Hiking releases stress,  it draws no pretensions. Experiencing the beauty in silence is a perfect time to feel God's loving presence in us.
However, let me introduce the other reward of hiking :) Another joy of hiking is knowing I am still very fit to hike and enjoy climbing mountains. In hiking, we not only exercise our legs and body, but also our heart and mind. My favorite form of vacation is a hiking vacation, out in the wilderness to enjoy the beauty of nature. One of the constraints when going to these places is the scarcity of food around. Sometimes, we get back to our hotel later than 10:00 pm that no restaurants, not even the hotel's restaurant is open. We have to rely in our own food so we do not starve.

It is during these situations where I remember how quick and easy my late mom would make us meals back on our younger days. We would have Hormel chili soup, where we would simply add cubed potatoes, cubed carrots, and evaporated milk to Hormel Chili. Hormel company has gone a long way, with so many choices to choose from. My most favorite feature being a hiker is the easy open cans, where I do not have to worry about bringing can opener. And the addition of "meatless" Hormel chili, for the vegetarian members of the family. 
Aside from Hormel chili soup, another very simple recipe that does not require any fuss, and ingredients also do not require refrigeration is Hormel Chili Pasta. Hormel Chili soup and Hormel Chili pasta gives us the necessary nutrients and calories for us to go hiking again the next day :) 

Hormel Chili Pasta Recipe
1. Boil pasta until soft.
2. Heat up a can of hormel chili in the pan.
3. Mix the pasta with hormel chili.
4. Add parmesan cheese and sprinkle pepper flakes. 
5. Enjoy :)

Want to share your own hormel recipe or explore other easy but very enjoyable recipes? Please visit hormel  site. 
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  1. hormel chili sounds hot & yummy! will have to try one these days, Beth if i can find it in our neighborhood supermarket. ;)

    have a blessed & happy Sunday to you & Khai!

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Do I have to be hiking to enjoy them?

  3. Wow!easy to prepare. i'll check it out if Hormel is available here. thanks for sharing,Betchai!

  4. So easy and quick. My kind of recipe. Thanks, Betchai :)

  5. Is that you sitting there on the rocks? This picture reminds me of a friend of mine in college, when we used to go hiking. We would bring beer with us hiking and then just sit admire the view from where ever we were. I missed it! Thanks for bringing back a memory that was so sweet and playful