My Chili Addiction…

I admit it! I love chili! It’s the random taste of each batch I make, the wonderful tastes and the aroma that fills my little apartment. I went to the grocery early today hoping to avoid the crowds, and that I did. It was lovely to shop without needing bumper pads haha. I had no intention of and wasn’t even thinking about making a new batch.

But when entering the isle that has all the canned beans, sauces and other delicious ingredients, I was hooked again. This time I added two small cans of mushrooms, and three, count ’em three cans of kidney beans! Toot Toot! I adore those kidney beans, so delicious and they add so much texture to each delicious bowl of yummyness.

I also used one can of tomato sauce for that creamy texture and two cans of diced tomatoes that have a little spicy pepper action going on. Then, I add copious quantities of my favorite chili powders and other spices including plain old ground black pepper. It’s been simmering since eleven AM. I believe in a long slow cooking for best flavor.

It’s been a dandy day here today, cool but sunny outside but warm and chili inside right! Loving my days off from work but tomorrow finds me back in the grind, battling the Vegas freeway traffic and hours of grunge work. But life could be so much worse. I am blessed in many ways and hoping that 2017 brings more good things for my friends here on WordPress! X

Let me count the ways I love you… ❤️

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15 Responses

  1. I’ve never liked Chili actually, which I am sure you think is insane given your love of it, but it’s never been something I could handle lol! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate it and happy new year!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    1. Thanks very much Lorna! Since the divorce, I live alone here but life is much better today. Spent Christmas alone, it wasn’t the first time and I stay in touch with the family back east on the phone and text. Our family Christmas was the 10th of December back home in Michigan, it was awesome. It’s OK that you don’t love chili, I forgive you LOL!! Best wishes for 2017 for you and your fiancé’ !!

    1. That’s a different approach! Sugar can alter the flavor quickly, or just water I suppose. I’ve tossed soda crackers in before, to absorb liquid.

    1. That sounds really good Carl, never thought of using a different meat. I also put some tiny peppers in that batch too but they seem to have been overcome by everything else.

    1. I was going to add 2LBS of 97’3 beef but added just one. Sometimes the 2LBS is better but with the extras I added this time, the one LBS seemed better. I suppose men are more likely to add protein?

        1. Oh yes Lisa, when making this today Had that precise thought that meat is very much an option. My thoughts on recipes are so totally without meat and wide open to interpretation.

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