you know how sometimes you’d look at a recipe, see the long list of ingredients and just go “ugh”? that’s how i was with chili for a very long time. i see the spices involved and head for the nearest restaurant serving it instead. but on tuesday, i found myself with time on my hands and the need to replenish my spice cupboard, so i printed out a recipe for chili con carne and headed to the store.
it wasn’t difficult to make, chili. just involved a lot of slicing and dicing — and patience (it takes about 2 hours to make). the chili i made included 3 cups of white onions, 2 cups of finely sliced carrots and 3 cups of green bell peppers. i was so happy i decided to get the pre-shredded cheese. my arm was killing me after the slicing and dicing, i don’t think i would have enjoyed the grating.
|chili cheddar shortcakes|
the recipe from epicurious.com also included one for chili cheddar shortcakes. i almost didn’t make any because i “fear” making bread. anytime a recipe mentions dough and kneading, i freak out. but in honor of julia child’s 100th birth date, i decided to follow her advice and “be fearless.” i think the shortcakes came out OK 🙂