Now I can't wait for peaches!
I thought I'd do chili today because it's getting warm here (90F) and for several months I won't want to go anywhere near a hot dish of food.
Ok, that's a lie.
I won't want to go anywhere near a hot stove. So, now's the chance to have that last bowl of comfort food before we all live on popsicles and iced tea for the summer.
So, the first thing... confession. We Catholics are big on confession. We really think it does the soul good to beg pardon from God and the community. So...
Place on a hot plate (tortilla warmer, calendar, or even in a frying pan) and roll them until they start to blacken. Think of this like grilling. Brings out that deep, roasted flavor.
Now we need some easy chili:
Somehow I missed the picture, but combine
3 cans of kidney beans,
2 cans of diced tomatoes,
4 cups of water,
one chopped onion,
2 lbs ground hamburger if you have it
and a package of chili flavoring in a pot.
Add the chipotle. Remember this is easy chili.
Secret ingredient time! Two Tbs cocoa powder and 2 Tbs oil. Mix well. Add to the chili. You won't regret it. Plus, doesn't everybody need more chocolate??
Hmmmmmm. Smokey chili, deep dark flavor. And let the crazies add the home made tomatillo salsa for extra burn-your-face-off flavor!
So, I hope everybody's gearing up for summer! I'm up to my eyeballs in projects. Here's a peek at one. My digital baby is now in print. The proof copies arrived. And she's soooooo pretty! A little heavy at 471 pages but you know those fat babies are the sweetest!
Until next time, dearies!