Last Friday, we hosted a chili-eating and ski-waxing party at our house. We watched ski porn and the 90s classic Aspen Extreme, chowed on chili AND Skyline chili dip, and waxed skis and snowboards to get ready for the season. [“Skiing’s the easy part.”–TJ Burke.] I figured out that I was in middle school when Aspen Extreme was released. Another party guest said she was two. Sometimes you feel old when you least expect it! But overall, a very good time.
People commented on the chili, which we finished off tonight for dinner. I don’t use a recipe for chili. Meat, veggies (fresh and canned), beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder…that about does it. But I tossed in a new liquid ingredient this time in order to make sure we had enough to go around, plus it gave the chili that extra kick. Half a bottle of Blood Mary mix from the fridge from Lord knows when. I’ll be doing that again!