True to family tradition, I cooked up a batch of Mom’s chili for her, brother B, and me, for Christmas Eve. It’s a great recipe for what often is a hectic day, though this one was less so. However, we did use the extended simmer time to decorate our tree 🙂
Here’s the recipe, kindly copied into email from home by D, and enhanced by moi a bit in square brackets. The official name is “Janet’s Chili.”
And that’s it. Mom sliced up some lettuce and got out “baby” carrots, and we had their favorite Lite Thousand Island dressing on this. We had bits of a defrosted baguette, buttered (I think it was margarined, actually) heated in the broiler.
I got out a bottle of 2011 Le Grange Clinet Bordeaux which I had left in the cool cabinet in the den when I was here in May/June, and both B&I enjoyed that. Mom disliked it, as she pretty much does all red wines, but there was one she liked once so she wants to try them to see if it turns up again.