In my attempt to make 5 meals a week, chili was one of the first dishes I thought of because it’s probably one of the easiest meals to make. There are so many different ingredients that go into this classic dish that it’s hard for me to make it the same way twice. Sometimes I’ll do ground beef, sirloin steak, all vegetable, or make it super spicy. It really all depends on my mood. I guess that’s why I love it so much, because it comes out different, like a brand new dish, every time I make it. Maybe one day I’ll have a set recipe, but for now I like to keep ‘em guessing.
In my family no Thanksgiving would be complete without greens. Last year, I hosted my first Thanksgiving Dinner and it was also my first year as head chef. Of course, I was under the watchful eye of my Mamaw, but I did the majority of the prepping, and I’m happy to say I think I’ve finally mastered the art of making greens. However, I must admit, earlier today I placed a call to my Mamaw just to make sure I was doing it right. After all, she was raised in Rappahannock County Virginia (Vah-ginah, as she says), where you ‘bet not mess up dem greens.