Today was a very dreary day in Orlando, Florida. The constant, steady rain was relentless and the chill in the air kept many people warm and snuggled up in their homes.
While I had had plans to go out and take advantage of a full free Sunday, one quick glance outside and I realized that my only business was to make a pot of Chili and settle in for a day of old movies and pinterest browsing.
So, after braving the rain for breakfast with a friend, and a dash into my local Publix - I found myself in the kitchen, working from our family chili recipe, The Thorn Birds miniseries playing in the background, and the rain still pounding outside. It couldn't get any cozier than that!
Although my family recipe is quite good – I usually take my own liberties with it. I take out the bell peppers and probably add more garlic than I should. But I would say, I have improved it! Just don’t tell my Aunts. Shh…
While Chili may seem daunting (at least it was to me before I first made it) - this is a pretty simple recipe and the perfect go-to dish for a cozy cold weather day inside!
This dish also freezes well! But I usually just make it all my meals until it's done!