I realize that we left off last time regarding how to build a business and we
were going to use reader's ideas- The Pollinatrix (Polly) being next.
But Entrepreneur Chick would be amiss if she did not tell you about how yummy,
healthy, and easy this chili is
and how delightful on a cold, rainy, winter night!
Let me be honest first, about one drawback.
Did you think anything to do with a dead cow escaped EC's husband for one minute when the shopping list was placed in his meatloving hands?
He asks, "Hey. Where's the meat for this?"
"There's no meat."
"No meat. Meatless. You use beans."
"Well, what's the point of that?"
I compromised and let him put his meat on the side, only it wasn't so much "on the side" as I noticed he filled up half of his whole bowl and then
added the chili.
I give up.
Nonetheless, you guys enjoy this, especially tomorrow as
January 25th is supposedly "the most depressing day" on the calendar.
Three Bean Chili
• 1 can dark red kidney beans
• 1 can black beans
• 1 can Great Northern or cannelini beans
• 1 can diced tomatoes
• ½ cup frozen corn (optional) I didn't use this.
• 1 Tblsp. chili powder
• 1 tsp. onion powder (I used a half of a real onion.)
• 1 tsp. garlic powder (I used a clove of real garlic, minced.)
• ¾ tsp. cinnamon* (Oops. Forgot.)
• ½ tsp. black pepper
• salt to taste
• Hot sauce to taste (I like Louisiana Hot Sauce)
Add all of the ingredients to a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring up to a simmer, and cook covered for about 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.
We garnished with shredded cheese and rats! I had sour cream just sitting there
in the fridge but forgot that too.
(Also, I doubled the recipe as we have two family members staying with us and it served four with one serving left over.)
What's your favorite cold, rainy, (snowy) winter's night meal?
P.S. If the chili wasn't enough to cheer you up, Postman has some wonderful cocktail recipes.