I had planned to videotape the entire event only to discover that the SD card wasn’t in the camera. So much for photographic memory. I had no film.
I used an olive oil/canola blend that I purchased at Smart N Final instead of the original lard. “Health,” you know.
Two of the salsas are fruit salsas, which on the surface seems like a contradiction. Hot and sweet, the way I used to be.
It was incredibly delicious - I had guests who were eating wings over the sink (“I don’t need no steeking plate!”) - and were raving over the flavor.
In most parts of the country, BBQ season is still several freezing months away, but for those of us in the sunny Southwest, it continues year round. Don't hate me because I'm warm!
I chose the Thomas Keller five-hour method. What was the result? Orgasmic.
The first thing I want to do is to explain why I'm on a soup…
The recipe for basic chili is pretty simple: Meat, beans, celery, onions, peppers, garlic, tomato of some sort, seasonings such as cumin and chili powder, and salt and pepper. That's a good, easy-to-make chili, but it's not "Challenge" chili. It's sitting-in-front-of-the-TV-with-a-beer chili.
It’s an almost otherwordly experience to walk into an Asian supermarket and be greeted with Christmas carols sung in Chinese.