Thursday November 9, 2006

“Some people call me brave because of what I said, but I don’t think it was brave at all. Brave is Kanye West, after Hurricane Katrina, saying George Bush doesn’t care about black people. I’m a coward compared with him.” — Natalie Maines of the best selling female group in music history The Dixie Chicks, in reference to her (in)famous comment regarding President Bush and his being from her home state of Texas. 

Anyone have a good chili recipe? I am entering the SSX Annual Chili Cook-Off tomorrow to debut my new crock pot and I am searching for the winning recipe. When I win, I promise to mention you in my acceptance speech.

3 thoughts on “Thursday November 9, 2006

  1. INGREDIENTS

    <LI>1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    <LI>1 cup chopped onions
    <LI>3/4 cup chopped carrots
    <LI>3 cloves garlic, minced
    <LI>1 cup chopped green bell pepper
    <LI>1 cup chopped red bell pepper
    <LI>3/4 cup chopped celery
    <LI>1 tablespoon chili powder
    <LI>1 1/2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
    <LI>1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with liquid, chopped
    <LI>1 (19 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
    <LI>1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, undrained
    <LI>1 tablespoon ground cumin
    <LI>1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    <LI>1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
    DIRECTIONS

    <LI>Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions, carrots, and garlic until tender. Stir in green pepper, red pepper, celery, and chili powder. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes.
    <LI>Stir in mushrooms, and cook 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, and corn. Season with cumin, oregano, and basil. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Try that one!  It’s vegetarian chili- so you’ll stand out!

    Also, have you seen the previews for “Shut Up & Sing?”  (The Dixie Chicks movie… ) I was in a theater a few weeks ago and everyone started booing when that preview came on.  I can’t wait to see it! :)

  2. It’s a documentary — I would love to see it. I’ve read several articles about it. I’m betting it’s tough to find it in a theater in the south…

  3. I don’t know, but McAllister’s has good chili :).  (That comment was for Jeff)

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