Yesterday afternoon was another great example of how much I love living downtown. After a long day at work, Thomas and I both drove home changed into our “walking clothes” and were were out the door with the pups by 5:30 for our walk. The temperatures are starting to rise the breeze down by the river makes for the perfect walking weather.
We strolled down the path that follows the river and then up to the square. After a quick stop on the bench by the fountain we decided to head on home because the wonderful smells from the restaurants downtown were making our stomachs growl.
A quick stroll down a few blocks, a wave to the coffee shop owner and we were back at our apartment and ready to work on dinner and our evening plans. Back at the old house, we would have come home from work, locked ourselves in the house, planted ourselves in front of the computer or TV and been hermits…..oh boy and I hated that! Everything’s different here. 🙂
But moving onto the chili for today! I asked on facebook the other day if y’all wanted me to post the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies or Thomas’ Favorite Chili and well it was a close race! I decided to post the brownies and finish the week up with the chili recipe!
This easy chili recipe has been on my “must share list” forever. I’ve photographed it 100 times and we’ve made it way more than that, ok I haven’t photographed it 100 times but I have photographed it about 7 times. Every time I photographed it for the blog I hated the photos so much that I deleted them and decided not to share it with you.
But times are-a-changing! I finally got some decent shots! Ok, so, chili is really hard to photograph, actually any brownish food just normally looks rough in photos…unless it’s chocolate.
See, that’s why I just never liked any of the chili photos that I took. But a little green parsley thrown into the mix with a new white bowl and a side of corn bread made for a pretty nice little photo! You’re so welcome. 😉
Let’s talk about naming chili real quick. Thomas and I have two totally different views on chili. I call chili the stuff that you put on hot dogs and I call something like this “Chili Beans”
Thomas calls them both “Chili” and thinks that I’m nuts. He also thinks that chili should under no circumstance be made without beans. So tell me, do you call something like this Chili or Chili Beans. I told him that if it had beans that it was Chili Beans….he say’s I’m a weirdo. 😉 So let’s settle this, what would you call it?
Whatever you call it, just make sure that you take the time to make it. It’s Thomas’ favorite chili to make and I bet it’ll be one of yours too!
Easy Chili Recipe