It’s Chili!

Happy National Chili Day!

Boots' Bluefield Chili

I don’t know how I let National Chili Day slip by me! This year it was February 23rd. When I woke this morning and looked out the window, it had snowed… again! So I thought to myself — this is a great day for chili! And today is just as good a day as any to celebrate that down home goodness of Boots’ Bluefield Chili (“BBC”). Oh the spices, the aroma, the taste! After trekking to the grocery store in 30 degree and blustery snow (OK… I drove, and the snow was not blustering. But the wind was blowing hard and we did have a few little flurries… AND it was 30 degrees… brrrrrr… chilly), I made, with mom’s assistance, some BBC (except I used ground turkey instead of ground beef with shredded cheese on top!) — See actual picture, right before consumption.  I also recommend saltines on top, but I’ve given those up for lent.

I suggest you make some of your very own.  Or, if you live in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky or Florida, visit one of my favorite’s – y’all know what I’m talking about. It’s Skyline Time for some good ol’ 4-Way Chili! My sister has promised to bring me some from Cincinnati the next time she visits. Although I could just order it online, or buy it in the grocery store, it just wouldn’t be the same!

P.S… if you twist my arm I’ll give you the BBC recipe, with mom’s permission of course.

Anyway, Happy National Chili Day – a few days late!

What TODAY will Tomorrow be?  “Open that Bottle Night” — Hey, maybe I’ll celebrate that one a day early… A nice bottle of Riesling will go perfectly with my Chili!

Always with Love!

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