I tried out a new chili recipe a couple of days ago and it was mmm... mmm good! I'd had a different recipe for this style of chili, but it was only okay, not great. This one was so good that I think I may just stop on the way home tonight and get a couple of ingredients so I can make it again. It's supposed to be cold and snowy again tomorrow, so perfect chili weather!
I'll make it at least another time before Halloween so I can perfect it before the ward chili cookoff at the Trunk or Treat... maybe this will be my year! Sadly, at the last two cook-offs I came away with not so much as an honorable mention. Aaron pointed out that this could be due to my tendancy to never make a "normal" chili. My previous entries were a taco chili and a white chicken chili, neither of which is a traditional chili that you find around here. Well, the chili this year is not a traditional one either! The problem I have with most chilis is that they tend to just be a competition to see whose is the hottest. I'm not a fan of having my mouth burned with the spiciness, so I don't go for the hottest chili. I like some heat, but not scorching heat.
So, I'll keep working on my non-traditional chili for the cook-off this year. If that doesn't work, I may have to break down and do something a little less unusual next year. But probably not. :)