On Saturday morning we decided to take a walk through the Arboretum. Please tell me that I'm not the only person who didn't know what an arboretum was until they were well into their twenties and only because there was one on their university campus......*crickets*......*silence*.......hmmm....
Anyway, I wanted to capture a nice fall, thanksgiving weekend picture and let the image on the other side of the window pane convince me that it was a nice day out. Fast forward to the point I actually stepped outside and I knew this was a family photo shoot that we were going to regret. However, we were all clean and dressed (at the same time!) so there was no turning back.
Once we got there, we basically ran from picturesque spot to picturesque spot, whipping out the tripod at lightening speed, and smiling in a delirious state of frozenness. By the time we got home, I knew we all needed the same thing to warm up - a good bowl of chili.
Here's the recipe:
Heat 2t. oil, 2 chopped onions, 3 cloves of garlic, 1lb. lean ground beef, and 3/4lb. beef sirloin.
Once the meat is brown, add 14oz. diced tomatoes, 1 can dark beer, 1 cup dark coffee, 6oz. tomato paste and 1 can beef broth. Mix that together and then add 1/2c. brown sugar, 3T. chili sauce, 1T cumin, 1T cocoa, 1t. oregano, 1t cayenne, 1t coriander and 1t salt.
Add 30oz. kidney beans and 4 chopped chili peppers, before turning the heat down to simmer for two hours. Then add another 30oz. kidney beans and simmer for another 30 minutes. Finally - enjoy!
This chili is sweet with little bit of heat that creeps up on you - just enough to warm you up after a cool day!
If you're not eating turkey this Sunday, I recommend a good bowl of chili. As for all you Canadians - Happy Thanksgiving!