May 11, 2010

At the Chili Café...



... don't overcook the garlic!

36 comments:

garage mahal said...

If you're lover doesn't like garlic, get a different lover.

reader_iam said...

Instead, layer the flavors.

wv: mention

(All I'm doing today.)

Lem said...

Its settled.. the Brits have a new PM.

Chip Ahoy said...

Is professor Althouse really goth?

Answer: Yes. Quite perceptive of you, really goth. Admonishments to protect the garlic are part of carefully thought out misdirection.

Sea Urchin said...

That looks like a nice healthy chili with all those veggies. Me, I like mine a bit meatier.

Chili always makes me think of home. Chili over a baked potato was my mom's go-to meal, right after spaghetti. She never added much in the way of spice, though. My grown-up self needs a nice hot chili.

A recipe I made recently and really liked is at Crepes of Wrath. The addition of sausage doesn't exactly make things healthy, but it does taste good!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Heresy!

Although it does look really yummy...don't ever try to call that chili anywhere in the southwest. Chili purists will have your head. LOL

Meade said...

Sorry, DBQ, but my chili is THE most popular chili in the entire southwest. Award-winning. Hailed by chili purists far and wide throughout the southwest.

Southwest Ohio.

Bill said...

"Sear" garlic? Did you mean 'sauté'?

Bill said...

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Chili Ever

rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty on whether Kagan is gay is amusing for some rhetorical turns.

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Doug Wright said...

DBQ: Chili is as Chili does and remember DADT applies here too!

OBTW, Meade's stuff does look like a good vegie plus stew!

garage mahal said...

You have a good 4 months to perfect your chili recipe for the annual Monona Businessmen Chili cookoff, Meade. That's if you have the GONADS to enter! I don't know they do things in Ohio, but this a serious event for serious chili cooks. Can't really blame if you have to say no in front of everybody here....

edutcher said...

A couple of days late (thanks to Elenamania), but a little something to gladden more than a few hearts.

Chip Ahoy said...

Is professor Althouse really goth?

Answer: Yes. Quite perceptive of you, really goth. Admonishments to protect the garlic are part of carefully thought out misdirection.


Chip, that is no way to treat a lady.

LordSomber said...

But what kind of peppers?

Chili-Heads demand to know.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Southwest Ohio, Meade? Really? Where's the spaghetti? Where's the cinnamon? Does it have chocolate in it? To get a gold star (;-) don't you need all those things? And onions on top? And cheese? That would beat all 5 ways to Sunday! If I ate it I'd have a waistline as big as a skyline!

Toy

Be said...

Good Technic, by the way. I live in Cutco sales territory, and have actually taken the time out to show the potential Harvard Grads I've liked that. :-)

Dust Bunny Queen said...

At least you aren't putting SPAM into the chili.....I hope.

Meade said...

"Sear" garlic? Did you mean 'sauté'?

Yes, I did mean lightly sauté.

Sure, garage mahal, I'm game. Bring it on!

But what kind of peppers?

Jalapeño, cayenne, paprika, and bell

Southwest Ohio, Meade? Really? Where's the spaghetti? Where's the cinnamon? Does it have chocolate in it? To get a gold star (;-) don't you need all those things? And onions on top? And cheese?

Yes, Toy. Yes. It's there. It's there. Yes - semi-sweet. Yes. Yep. Oh you better believe cheese. WISCONSIN CHEESE!

Waistline? That's why, here in Wisconsin, we ride bikes!

Meade said...

No, DBQ... no hormels. None.

garage mahal said...

Just bought three new Treks at the Village Peddler. Love 'em! Mine at least.

Jeff Westcott said...

Meade needs too work on those knife skills.

traditionalguy said...

Cincinnati is a great place. It is also the world center for the best treatment available for a genetic disease called tubular sclerosis.

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As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Trad guy--surprised to see mention of that here. It's not very common. I became acquainted with it when I worked with kids with epilepsy, and it is one of the possible causes.

Toy

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

And it's "tuberous sclerosis," but tubular will get you to the right sites on google.

Toy

WV: Unwis: Oh that one is tempting. How would Unwisconsin cheese be in that chili? Is it unwis to have no Protestants on the Supreme Court?

traditionalguy said...

@ As my whimsy leads me...Thanks for correcting my spelling. The tuberous sclerosis disease is suffered by the same number of persons as the Lou Gehrig's disease called ALS. Since numbers are too low for a profitable Big Pharma research program, all research is now privately sponsored along with a small grant from the Feds. The drugs that are now coming available have also helped autism patients. My son is quickly becoming the fund raiser for research funds for it. My three month old grandaughter has a mild case and is in Cincinnati for treatment today. We shall see what happens next. When my son says that he will fight for something, he seldom loses.He is heavily into politics at local and state levels with a wide circle of friends in both Texas and in Georgia.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Trad guy, sorry to hear about your little granddaughter, but hope she does well. I think all of the neuro diseases are neglected. Maybe except for Alzheimer's, but even there, with millions to benefit from research, there are only 4 drugs on the market, and 3 of them work the same way. Only 1 for ALS. Parkinson's and epilepsy have had some progress in the last several years, but there are still a lot of other conditions that are, like TS, mostly in the orphan drug neighborhood.

Toy

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Beth said...

I read that as "don't overLOOK the garlic" - and I agreed heartily.

Beth said...

trad guy, your little one is in my prayers.

Meade said...

Yes, tradguy, ours too.

reader_iam said...

traditionalguy: No fun at all to discover + hard to wait and see.

() + /\

(None of the diseases within the broader net of them are easy things. For that reason, hope and faith, of whatever types, are SO important. But I'm especially filled with hope in the case of your granddaughter, since you mentioned she's showing mild symptoms in relationship to tuberous sclerosis in particular.

Though you may not feel it literally, please know I'm squeezing your hand in faith for the life your granddaughter can bring to the world.)

traditionalguy said...

Thank you all for your expressions of compassion. We all do need one another in this life. And thank you Meade for that beautiful Chili picture. That looks just like what a great change from a a salt free diet should taste like.

BJM said...

Looks very tasty Meade, but chili without pequins and pork just ain't chili at our ranchero.

Kyle said...

Oh the fun little things married folks say to each other. Must be interested, inquisitive, but deferential and nice. Feels like Althouse's "Must try harder" line, on her #3 ranking (again).

If I were taking her exam, I'd explain that further. But I'm not, so I don't have to. Take that, expectations!

Steve said...

I would have assumed Meade had better knife skills.

And Southwest Ohio Chili requires chocolate and cinnamon. And to be served over spaghetti with cheese. You know you and the Professor want a three way.*

* a three way is Cincinnati chili served over spaghetti with cheese.