Talking in Your Sleep

I can be quite a talker, but only when I’m awake.

While I have once or twice in my life talked in my sleep (that I have been made aware of), I am more likely to grunt or groan. Even that does not happen very often.

Growing up my brother and I had our own rooms starting about age 5. On occasional family vacations we would be put in the same bed, or at least the same room and I found that he would occasionally talk in his sleep. Nothing exceptionally memorable, but talking never the less.

One family vacation when we were with an aunt, uncle and some cousins and I came to the breakfast table and complained about my brother’s talking. My aunt, making breakfast at the time, came over to the table and let me know that my cousin David also talked in his sleep.

One night she heard him talking and he said something very puzzling. She asked about it the next day, but he couldn’t recall the dream or the reason he might had said what he did. I asked her what was it that he said.

She replied, “I’m the best horse in the museum!” I’m not sure I want to know the dream that inspired that!

Chili Casserole

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There is no dreaming about the flavor in this dish.

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I will often buy ground meat in bulk and vacuum seal it in pound packages for later.

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Boiling the noodles.

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Making the chili.

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With the noodles.

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Chili Casserole

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Servings: 6 servings.


1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups cooked noodles


1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in noodles; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Info: 1 serving (1 each) equals 274 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 722 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein.


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Categories: Beef 2, kosher, Main Dish 3, Pasta, Recipes, Turkey

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “Talking in Your Sleep”

  1. May 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

    My mouth is watering. *must make this soon!* Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  2. May 20, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    Looks yummy! I’ve one constraint. My husband is from Texas and in Texas there are no beans in Texas chili. I’ve created a chili based on Lady Bird Johnson’s from a party for 5,000 including JFK in 1962 and would be happy to share it. I even grind my own meat, mostly chuck and short ribs. My husband talks in half-sentences in his sleep. Otherwise, he snores. Please be in touch! Dee


    • May 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

      I agree. Chili means no beans to me but just like there are varieties of BBQ, I have come to accept that SOME people think there should be beans in it. As Sheldon Cooper for TV’s The Big Bang Theory said after a similar conversation “mmmmm……this is good….whatever it is”


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