Sunday, February 05, 2006

Round Two

Quitting's for sissies.



If there's any deep truth to chili making, it's that no two batches are the same. Even using the same recipe, you tweak. Non-tweaking is for sissies.

Another deep truth is, you always use alcohol in your chili. I'm not sure if it makes much difference, but every time I add some, I giggle like a school girl. You get a feeling akin to mischief when putting 2 shots of Quervo into a pot of chili. (oh, did I leak a valuable secret?)

Yes, we burned the chili yesterday. Yes, we had a good excuse... it was necessary to go out for beer and cigars.

Yes, we got back on the horse. Chili making is not for the faint of heart.

14 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Burnt Jose Quervo is no friend of mine... But, I suppose, to cigar smokers everything tastes the same.

Lee Ann said...

I don't know how yours is going, but mine is going great...ummm smells so good, almost ready!

Susan said...

Didn't your mother tell you not to leave the stove on when you left the house.

Mike "Chilihead" Anderson said...

Two words: celery salt. And I have the chili cookoff trophies to back up that cryptic statement.

Dr. Mike said...

Having experienced Dave's chili myself, it was worth the time invested to cook a second batch.

Your chili was second only to my wife's (which by default would have won ANY chili contest!)

Great job. Wish i could have been there to see your secret ingredient. Then again, maybe it's better we don't know...

Jasmine said...

How did the second batch turn out?

-xoxo

Jasy

CP said...

Men who make chili are hot.

Men who burn chili for a cigar and beer run are hotter still.

CP.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

That's the stuff you'll remember on your death bed, Dave.

Great post.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Now cough up that recipe, Dave!

StringMan said...

My understanding is that it's two parts Quervo in the chili, and equal parts by mouth. Actually, double parts by mouth. With salt. Yum.

Jess Riley said...

Strange how this blogsurfing works. I landed on your chili post after starting with my own post about chili an hour earlier. There may be a pattern to this randomness....

Bob2837465 said...

Yeah, Super Bowl and Chili - I could barely walk into the house between the eleven different chili smells combined with Mikey's crab legs... When your stomach isn't feeling all that great anyway, it isn't the best idea...

Congrats on your award, though! I woulda voted for yours, just based on effort!

Eve said...

Cuervo in Chili?

~sigh~

My hero...

Crystal said...

so what's the water bong for? any chilli is going to taste good after that.