I'm starting my chili.
The weather here today: electric blue sky, winds around 15-20 knts. heat index around 90. I'm going to keep the "heat" low in my recipe. If I don't I'm afraid I'll burst into flame.
So, how did it turn out?
It was a great day for some chili and baseball. I didn't have near the amount of ingredients needed to make some as excellent as your recipe has. But I made my families basic chili and it was very tasty with the beer. I got to get some things from the store so I can try your recipe, I know it's delicious! Thanks for posting your recipe, you are quite the chef!!
Chili, beer, baseball, and Key West sound like a great combination. I feel like I run the risk of over doing it with all the ingredients. Somewhere along the line I got it into my head that I needed all that stuff, and happened to make a good batch that time, so it continues. Its really not a whole lot of any one thing, but a little of a lot of things. Its as much as an obsession as it is a hobby, but at least the end product is good food, usually. Thanks for calling me a chef. I kind of wish I was an actual chef, but I feel like more of an artist. Chili is the only food I go to all these lengths to make, they all seem to have their own characteristics, and when its done I move on to the next batch, like a painting or something. At least I have fun trying.