The first annual Saturday Bites chili cook-off
True story. I can recall when I began to like chili. Not the exact date, but still. I was in the 11th grade. I mainly grazed at the salad bar, being a school cafeteria. One day a schoolmate encouraged me to try the chili. And why not? It was a beanless chili and it was surprisingly yummy. The next chili I fell in love with was one that Gigi made waaaay back in the 90's. It was a vegetarian chili. And I loved it. Over the years I've made several kinds of chili and loved them all. Last winter I made, for the first time, Chili Con Carne. I found the recipe for it in the New York Times cooking section. It was an all afternoon kind of fair. I loved it. I considered making it this go round but I've been preoccupied with Downton Abbey. I'm currently in the middle of season 3 so I'm almost halfway through...but I digress. As luck would have it, I possess a copy of the New York Times cookbook. This is the 1990 revised edition edited by Craig Claiborne. If you're interested. It turns out that it has two recipes for Chile Con Carne. I went with the second. It's quite simple and I can get back to Downton Abbey. I served it the way they do in Cincinnati, atop a mound of spaghetti. You can enjoy it as is or on rice or a baked potato, if you so desire.
So here's the recipe:
Chili Con Carne II
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Chili by Ang
This morning before I left for work I set out the ingredients to make chili. Lo and behold when I get home they managed to make their way into my handy dandy crock pot. And just like that.. Chili.. Magic..
Turns out the husband got it started before he left..
So he tells me he added:
favorite chili spices (I have no idea what he added)
Alls I know is.. Served over rice it made a tasty dinner.
When there's only one bowl of chili left in the fridge of the Hays household....
Fun-times with food.. Food not only nourishes the body.. It nourishes the soul.
Amy, Angie C, Georgia and Nikita
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