Friday, January 31, 2014

Chili Cookoff!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Doesn't everybody think they made the best chili in the world? I always did, but now Mr. L makes the chili and it's so close to mine (and best of all, I don't have to do the work) that I don't (and won't) complain.

At my last day job, they held a chili cook off as a winter team-building exercise.  What fun! It was one of the (very) few such events that actually worked. But the company that had the food-service contract caught wind of it and our boss got in trouble.  But she was resourceful and the next year she rented a pavilion at a local park and the competition had a second chance.  That was even better than the first year of competition (because a bunch of us brought desserts).

Sadly, corporate got even MORE corporate and that was the end of the chili competition.   : (

Cold weather is the best time of the year for chili.  We really don't follow a recipe.  Beans, ground beef, lots of cumin, chili powder, onions, tomatoes, and green peppers and toss them in the slow cooker.  We either have Italian bread or rolls with it.  Can you say mmm-mmm GOOD!?  We're thinking of having it on Super Bowl Sunday.

Care to share your recipe?  And what do you have with your chili, too?  And if you're not having chili on Sunday, what will you be having?