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.