Category Archives: food

Straight To Ale

Folks used to tell me that if I didn’t change my ways,
I’d go straight to ale.
I may have finally figured out what they meant…

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Some seriously good tasting IPA.

You would think I would have found this before now,
but this is currently my favorite local beer.
Get Some, Try It. WoW .!.

Thanks  /;^)

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More Chili !!

Mmmm, it is gettin to be the season for chili .!.
This is the latest batch :

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looks good enough to eat, reckon ?

Sometimes people say like “Wow, what did you put in here .?.”

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is this picture worth a thousand words ?

Maybe soon I will be back to update this with a more definitive recipe..
(Oh, and remember that this goes really well with beer – in case you forgot.)
Enjoy  /;^)

Chili recipe update

It was a kinda-drizzly gray spring day, seemed like a good time to make chili.
It was a good day for chili, with a few slight mods to the previous recipe :

1 or 2 pounds ground beef (I like it pretty lean)
1/2 of a sweet-yellow onion; chopped
only 1 teaspoon minced garlic this time
Brown the beef with the chopped onion and garlic; drain fat, if any.
Add 1 small (4 oz) can of diced green chile peppers

32 oz. carton of beef broth (I use Swanson)
one 14-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes; undrained
1 small (6 oz) can tomato paste
one 14-1/2 oz. can unseasoned black beans; drained and rinsed
two 14-1/2 oz. cans  pinto beans; drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, cumin, oregano, and salt.

cover & simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring enough to keep it from getting bored

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Its hard to beat good chili.

Mmmm Gooood.
And as I avoid butter (actually all dairy), I slice some 5 grain Italian bread and brush them lightly with a little olive oil – then a dash or two of garlic salt….
pop em into the oven under the broiler to get a little toasty.
Only thing left to add was a few cans of cold beer
(not in the chili silly, in the belly).

Enjoy  /;^)

Christmas Chili

It had somehow never occurred to me to use cinnamon in chili…

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Shelby thinks it is ready to eat.

This recipe was apparently known as Cincinnati Chili. Then some folks I know in North Carolina added Pinto Beans and Cumin . . . I must say, I like it.
I’m calling this variety Christmas Chili  /;^)

1 or 2 pounds ground beef (I like it pretty lean)
1/2 of a sweet-yellow onion; chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Brown beef with the chopped onion and garlic; drain fat, if any.

32 oz. carton of beef broth
one 14-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes; undrained
1 small can tomato paste
one 14-1/2 oz. can each :
kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans; drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, cumin, oregano, and salt.

simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring enough to keep from getting bored;
this also makes the house smell really nice and spicy.

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This is good to eat with cornbread.

Mmmmmm, try it. You might like it.
I think it’s already time to make some more.
Enjoy  /;^)