Saturday, January 2, 2010
When the weather outside gets cold… I know just the thing to warm up our insides. I whip up a large pot of my special spaghetti sauce for a delicious pasta meal. It makes the cool temps outside, melt away. But inevitably, I make too much sauce... and have half the pot leftover. So I save it, for another meal. Yet... spaghetti twice in a week, doesn’t sit well with us. That is when... my hubby does his magic, and doctors up my sauce, making it into a scrumptious, piping hot pan of chili, for later in the week. One hint… the black beans make this chili recipe, sing. Those beans give it a hearty flavor. And the fact it started out as spaghetti sauce, just adds to the unique taste. Every year... the local restaurants have a CHILI COOKOFF, and we swear, our chili could win... if the local yokels, were allowed to enter, instead of the eateries. But it's not meant to be. So... for now, our family recipe for chili remains shrouded in secrecy. I make the first part, and the hubby makes part two. He doesn’t know the ingredients I use, and I don’t know the ones he uses. So… neither of us, knows how to make the complete recipe! Yet, the combination of our efforts, spells success. Maybe someday... we’ll write it down. But for now ,we’re having too much fun doing it this way. Yummy! Yummy!