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09 December 2008 @ 09:13 am
Our electronic scale has mysteriously come back to life. I suppose it was just waiting for the cold arrival of comfort food season. Bastard! So, to welcome it back we had pasta and a load of really decadent homemade garlic bread over the weekend.

And last night I came home and made chili. A couple pounds of ground beef, big chunks onion and peppers (red, yellow, and green), about a dozen roughly chopped serranos (seeds and all), a head of garlic, a mess of tomatoes (some diced and some pureed), plenty of good chili powder, a bit of brown sugar, a can of corn, and a few pounds of beans (mostly kidney, some black). This was the first time I've left the veggies in such big chunks, so even after an hour or so on the stove, you really know what's in every spoonful you eat, rather than it all just blending completely together. I think I liked it that way. Pretty darn tasty and colorful enough that it's not bad to look at either. We'll probably eat half of it this week and the rest will go into freezer for emergencies.

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theballadofyoko on December 9th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Your chili sounds delicious. I love freezing food for later.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: loving the monkeyassmonkeydiary on December 10th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as long as I remember to eat it before it gets too ice crystally.
zantimisfit on December 9th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
Emergency chili!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly: help is on the wayassmonkeydiary on December 10th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
In case of chili emergency, break tupperware!
Pallaspallasathene8 on December 10th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
The garlic bread sounds good...the chunky chili, not so much.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on December 10th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
But surely your love of good spicy meat could overcome the presence of a few vegetables!
The Mud Puppy: Martianmudpuppy83 on December 10th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
I don't know why, but it looks to me like her body is contorted in ways it really shouldn't be...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: monkey blockassmonkeydiary on December 10th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
The pose does look a little uncomfortable to me, but then I have really tight thigh muscles.