an adventure in chili making

my kitchen of late has been quite the popular place for chili making. first round was with my friend warren, aka the chili master. he hosts a yearly chili cook-off, last year he claimed the title. spicy meatiness was on the menu for warren’s chili. secret ingredients include bacon, bbq sauce and curry powder. we ate this batch ala frito pie! a classic lunch lady move.

frito pie makes every lunch lady happy

frito pie makes every lunch lady happy

warren with excited chili face

warren with excited chili face

next up was chili making with elise. after my art show opening where i served up tater tots, we concluded that the best way to use the remaining 3 lbs of tots was to cook chili to put on top of them. elise showed up with loads of beans, i had ground turkey and our secret ingredients included sarachia, okra, and tater tots, extra crispy that is!

tater puffs!

tater puffs!

mmmhmmm

mmmhmmm

still got about 2.5 pounds of tots left. anyone else wanna come and cook up some tots and chili?!

 

 

 

a chilli of a halloween

that’s a fall meal

halloween is my favorite holiday.  i however am not a big fan of going out and doing things on halloween.  my favorite way to spend halloween is cooking up a yummy dinner, drinking a fall beer, and watching my most favorite halloween movie, “arsenic and old lace.”  this year i cooked up some turkey chilli to make frito pie, homemade cinnamon rolls and treated myself to a mother’s oktoberfest brew.  while i watched the movie i consumed my dessert an andy’s pumpkin pie concrete, honestly it’s there best specialty concrete they make.  it was a prefect halloween!