[99] Blue Ribbon Chili

Cover of Virginia Bed and Breakfast Cookbook by Melissa Craven

I have to be very honest, folks. The last few recipes have been all about rectifying mistakes in the pursuit of making someone happier. (They’re all pretty happy with me to begin with.) The “apple butter”:http://metacookbook.com/archives/185-90-Grandma-Ls-Apple-Butter.html was because I owed someone some apple butter, the “broccoli noodles”:http://metacookbook.com/archives/195-98-Broccoli-Noodles-with-Garlic-and-Soy.html were made so Jen could see a recipe associated with a cookbook we had documented without using, and this chili came about because Bill looked at me and said, “We haven’t made chili all season, have we?”

No, we hadn’t. Which is weird, because I have a killer chili recipe I shared with him years ago, and usually make it at least twice in a season. Twice being all I need to make it because it makes more chili than you can shake a stick at, and there’s just one of me.… Continue reading →