The New Pot

OK, I tried to reproduce Wendy’s Chili today. Several days ago I searched the web for the actual recipe, it’s close. It’s not actual Wendy’s but it’s darn close according to my taste buds and I’m happy with it! In any case, this pot is far better than the usual chili I make. I followed a recipe to the letter which I’ll post below.

What a great day today, I got out of bed at my usual five AM since the mind is not programmed to sleep beyond that time these days thanks to my early morning start at work. I got the the grocer by seven AM to beat the Sunday shopping crowd, and that I most certainly did, it was so nice to not be bumping and grinding other shoppers.

I got home, cleaned the apartment up a bit and got down to making this yummy pot of chili. I wish I could actually share it with you! I sincerely appreciate my two days a week off work – my calves and bum are so tired and tender due to a new addition to the work at work. Up and down the ladder I go, hour after hour cleaning water pipes and the very top of the rental units. It’s tough, physical work, dirty and sweaty, even in our mild winter weather here. Moving on:


Wendy’s Chili?

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14oz) can of stewed tomatoes
  • 4 (8oz) cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 (14oz) can of Ranch Style beans
  • 1 (14oz) can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 (14oz) can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 (10oz) can of Rotel diced tomatos
  • 1 (1 1/4) package of McCormick mild chili seasoning
  • 2 pounds of ground beef

And that’s the contents of my latest pot. In any case, much better than anything I’ve made yet.



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13 Responses

    1. A great question Katherine. I strongly suspect I’ll be giving my two week notice should I be able to last that long. I worked there last summer and it was extremely difficult. Trust me when I tell you, I won’t bust my ass for peanuts under such conditions. Should I walk away from this job, my bills will still be paid. 105 or more every day is very normal here, my health conditions will not tolerate this again…

        1. Oh Lord, the summer temps in F are so harsh. If you don’t have to work in the heat, your OK but I will. It might be my final reason for quitting the job. I’d rather live than be paid less than ten bones per hour.

          1. WTF!! That is terrible! Our minimum is $20 per hour, or so I understand. Yep, heat is a killer. We are starting to get stricter rules about the temperature when workers need to stop.

            1. Yes, just under ten bucks. My direct deposits total around eight hundred a month, really crappy. But this job is just extra money for me, I have other income. The minimum wage in Nevada is $8.25 per hour. Your minimum is $20.00 per hour? If so, how can any business stay viable at that rate?

              1. I just checked and the minimum is actually $17.70 per hour. I would imagine that our business taxes could be lower. Our cost of living is higher than yours, I think. Wages would reflect that. I couldn’t believe how cheap clothes and food were when I was last in the US.

                1. Wow, $17.70!! How can companies stay in business with that level of outflow? Nevada is trying to raise ours to $13.00 over five years or something like that. I don’t think an employee at McDonald’s should be paid that much.

                    1. They can’t, hence the fricking poverty in this country. My job is in North Las Vegas, much of the city is low income, poverty stricken. All within sight of casinos that reap billions.

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