The Holidays were great going down, but personally, I’m glad to have them behind us (with “behind” being the operative word). I don’t think I ever mentioned it here, but like lots of people, my resolution last New Year’s Eve was to drop a few LBs. I probably didn’t say anything here because I was afraid of failing in front of all my readers. But actually (gasp!), I didn’t fail. It took about six months but I lost a little chunk of weight and two sizes, and a year from where I started, it’s still off. Okay, one or two might have found their way back on in recent weeks, but I will be dealing with them in short order.
The Shrimp Quesadilla post I proposed for today has been temporarily hi-jacked by the grumpy opinionated teenager known here as No Thank You Boy. NTYB expressed his displeasure with the quesadilla plan by exercising his right to filibuster all the way to home from school yesterday. I told him I would only allow a dinner plan veto if he could suggest an alternate bill (menu) that was equally delicious and, in the interest of fiscal responsibility, also use sale ingredients.
First and foremost, beer is often thought of as chili’s “classic” partner. Guinness tops that list, but be on the lookout for a new Baltic Porter from our friends at Milwaukee Brewing Company (it’s not available yet, but more on this in upcoming blogs).
This time of year we are often asked, “what wines should I pair with chili?”
I’ve got happy news to break to y’all – chili season is upon us in a big way! I think it arrived with all that wild wind we had earlier in the week. I’m all right with it, actually. Chili is simple to make, it’s a frugal girl’s friend, and my punks love it! Plus, it makes the house smell fab’.