Chili for Cold Evenings
Well, I think winter is officially here. This is the first real winter Kevin and I have experienced in nearly 20 years and the very first real winter for the girls. We haven’t seen any snow yet, but we keep looking for it in the weather forecast. Kevin and I are relearning to warm up the car, close the storm windows, dress in layers to work outside, keep water pipes warm to prevent them from freezing, and that boots left outside overnight lead to cold feet during morning chores.
We’ve also relearned how comforting and warming it is to have a hot meal on a cold evening. I am so thankful to have weather cold enough to appreciate a hot meal. When we lived in the Phoenix area, it was a struggle for a good part of the year finding meals to make for our family that didn’t heat up the house or didn’t make you sweat while eating them. I am so excited to make my favorite recipes and have them appreciated.
One of my very favorite recipes to make is chili. I love to make chili. I love to eat chili. I love leftover chili. My chili has never won any chili cook-off contests, but my family loves it. It’s hearty. It’s full of nutrition. And it is even better the next day.