“Janet’s Chili”; green beans – 24 December 2015

main151224I made our usual Christmas Eve dinner of chili, which simmers for 3 hours, so is great for pre-prep for a busy evening. Brown one chopped onion and 1 1/2 pounds hamburger, remove grease, add 28 oz tomatoes (chop if whole), 2 15-oz cans kidney beans, including liquid, 1 tsp sugar, 1 Tbsp chili powder, and 1/2 –  3/4 tsp salt, and simmer for hours, being careful it doesn’t dry out too much and scorch (I added water at least once).

setting151224I don’t remember the bread, particularly, though it was probably from Giant. I steamed some trimmed and bite-sized green beans 5 mins and reheated them with butter. Mom thought they were underdone, but that is to be expected 😉 The guy at Giant found us a large bag of beans for $4.99, and it served 6 of us for this dinner and 4 at a second dinner, so 50 cents/serving.

We had a Cahors that we have had before, both here and at home, called “Gouleyart” or “Gouleyant” (hard to decipher the script) and a new bottle of Protocolo, an old friend from home that we have just discovered in the county wine store here. We decorated the tree after dinner.


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