Feeding the Five ThousandsPosted: October 22, 2018
Last night I was paying a bill and I got to feeling guilty about my lack of contribution to the bill paying account. Not that my husband ever says I should get back to work, but sometimes I feel like I should. Then I wonder who will be home when the painters come and who will yell at the roofers and who will water the new grass for just enough to get it wet and not wash it away.
So in my night time guilt I decided that maybe I should cook something for my friends for their dinners. I sent an email out to my regular gang that I was going to be making steak, sausage and black bean chili. A few people responded last night, but my message went out so late I did not get many takers.
With only a few quarts claimed I went ahead to Costco and bought enough meat to make 28 quarts of chili. I knew it was over kill, but I also knew it was really good chili. My wonderful neighbors who lent us electricity during our four days of power outage deserved a couple of quarts.
I grilled up the steak and ended up with two giant pots of chili. I sent a photo out to my friend list and got requests for most of the chili, but I still have about eight quarts left. If you are local and want to purchase some send me a private message. It freezes great and there is nothing better than wondering what’s for dinner and realizing you have a home cooked meal waiting for you in the freezer.
I am using some of it for my Mah Jongg lunch on Wednesday in taco salads. No one I know wants to eat a fried taco shell, but I will go to the fresh tortilla store and get some homemade corn tortillas to cook up to crumble on top of the salad with the chili. Fall is here, so it’s time for chili!