Comfort food time of year
As Fall rolls around many of us are going apple picking, pumpkin picking, leaf raking and, unfortunately closing up the pools and bringing the delicate plants indoors. Personally, I’m a Spring and Summer guy. I’ll take warm over cold any day. But there is one thing I like about the Fall and Winter…comfort food.
It’s around this time every year that I start thinking about whipping up my reliable chili recipe. I’ve been making my chili for almost a decade now. It’s one of those recipes that’s constantly changing. I got the original recipe off of the internet, it was just a simple, basic beef chili recipe. At the time I was on a bit of a health kick so I just substituted ground turkey for the ground beef (over time I’ve brought the beef back in, it’s now 50/50 beef/turkey). But let’s be honest, basic chili is boring. So over time I’ve added a little of this, a little of that. I’ll be honest, not every little tweak has worked out in my favor, but there have been some revelations too that have become a permanent part of my recipe.
I don’t wanna brag, but even Joanne Cruise, a chili cook herself, says my chili is darn good.
What’s your favorite cold weather comfort food?