Weather: 48 degrees, mud puddles
What I’m listening to: pouring rain
It was wet and windy on Labor Day. The new yellow leaves on the trees were blowing around outside and landing on the deck. The tide was high and the seas were raging. Although we ran some errands, we mostly spent the holiday indoors. When Pastor Alaska spied me starting something in the kitchen mid-afternoon, he raised his eyebrows curiously and asked what would be for dinner. “Chili,” I replied, but I barely got the word out of my mouth before he was hooting and hollering with excitement (read: doing a little jig around the kitchen). Chili is one of his all-time favorites.
Pair this with the fact that this week marks the beginning of NFL Football season and we’ve got one happy Pastor Alaska on our hands. Chili and football. Football and chili. Ah, the glories of fall. This new chili recipe was a touchdown with the whole family.