It's that super, duper busy time of year. I've barely cooked at all the last two weeks--just made an enormous vat of stew for Tavo and a vat of chili for me and we've eaten off those. The first time I made this for Tavo, a few years ago, he was concerned about the use of fake meat...but he quickly got over worrying about that.
Here's some Red Hot Chili Peppers to get us in a chili eating mood.
Also--the quintessential cheddar corn bread (sans jalapeños--I forgot to buy them!)
Kroger's was out of the 'grillers' fake burger, so I got the fake sausage. Verdict? Honestly, I really enjoy this. I very, very rarely buy fake meat stuff--but in chili, it somehow just makes it for me. (and yes, there is chili splattered on the bag. Set the spatula on it)
Other than substituting fake meat--its my variation of the family recipe. We have one base chili recipe created by my grandmother, but everyone of us--Mom, Aunts, Sister and myself--we each make it slightly differently. AND my grandmother also told all of us that she made it slightly different than the recipe, herself. She wouldn't tell us what was different, though. She was very, very secretive about her recipes. So, I can't tell you what's in it either. Just know--it's mad delicious.