Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall is Officially Here!

Hot Dog Roast at our place 10-2-10
Fall is here
Yes, we have had the first wiener roast of the season, at our little picnic spot on our property. We have had a homemade soup/homemade bread meal. The fall decor is out in the kitchen, complete with Spiced Pumpkin candle. We have rearranged the closet, with the sweatshirts and corduroys at the front. I have even already made my homemade Apple Pie TWICE! But, it’s never officially fall at our house until I make the first batch of My Own Chili of the season. That’s today! Yay! Here’s my own from-scratch recipe:

Barb’s Own Chili
  • 1.5-2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cans Bush’s Red Beans, drained
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce (not the small ones)
  • Water to fill the 2 tomato sauce cans
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 T cumin (powder)
  • 1 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
In stock pot or Dutch oven, cook the beef and onion until done. Drain. Add rest of ingredients, mixing well. Simmer for at least 30 minutes. We love it with Club crackers and Colby Longhorn Cheese—oh, and you know, those little Cokes in the 8 oz. bottles!


ROC REV said...

Oh man. I have the ingredients but was going to make leftovers tonight.... hmmmm... anyway, this recipe, is a spin off of Gramps' Chili, and of course I have my own spin on yours. So, 3 generations worth... and they're all wonderful!

Unknown said...

I just had two bowls of this wonderful chili. It is the best chili in the world.

sharida said...

Yep - this would be a good day for it for sure! We're not having anything quite that sophisticated on a Tues. night. But i did make apple crisp this weekend and put out the cornstalks, leaves, pumpkins and mums on the front porch and around the garage - so i guess i better plan on making a pot of chili this weekend!