My family is crazy for all things horse stemming from my mom who grew up crocheting saddle blankets and bridles for her plastic horses. Every Triple Crown race and Breeders' Cup day finds us getting together for food and festivities to watch the races and choose our favorites. We have an extensive spreadsheet that catalogs everyone's picks, what the "winnings" are, and whoever wins for the season gets...
the traveling horse trivet trophy!
T and I hosted Saturday's Breeders' Cup adventures. First race was around 12:30 so our guests were arriving at noon.
Before we could begin preparations, though, we needed to take our morning walk at the farm.
Back at the homestead, we were busy little bees pulling together the grub for the day's festivities.
Did you happen to see what is on her skirt??
What's For Dinner Tonight?
Everyone raved about the chili, another recipe I borrowed from my dad. It's so good, I've no choice but to share the joy by passing it on to you!
Papa Bud's Chili (with a few Christy twists)
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. stew meat cut into very small chunks
1 red pepper, seeded and diced
1 red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup red wine
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
2 cans diced tomatoes, fire roasted
1 can great northern white beans, undrained
1 can black beans, undrained
1 can light kidney beans, undrained
1 can chili beans with sauce, undrained
2 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
3 Tbsp Penzy's chili powder, medium
1 Tbsp Penzy's northwoods fire
1 Tbsp Penzy's northwoods (regular)
1 tsp Penzy's adobo seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Brown the stew meat with salt and pepper. Transfer to the crockpot. Brown the ground beef with the red pepper, onion and garlic. Transfer to the crockpot. Add all other ingredients. Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water if it seems like it needs more liquid. Turn crockpot on high for 1 hour and then on low until you can't stand it any longer. Should be plenty spicy, but if you need more, there's always tabasco or, my favorite, Cholula!