It is said that statistics, politicians, and pro golfers lie. Venn Diagrams, on the other hand, do not.
Consider for a moment the 4 major food groups: meat chili, vegetarian chili, coffee, and beer. There is but ONE category from which you should limit your intake. As for the remaining 3, well, have at ‘er. Click the diagram to see which food group conspicuously lacks an “up-side.” I am not advocating absolute abandonment of non-meat chili. Sometimes you’ll have no choice. Say, for example, that you’re attending a PETA potluck. I simply contend that your options will be limited. I will further assert that you’ll drive home nursing your disappointed taste buds while clad in some dirty laundry. The car windows will, of necessity, remain rolled down.
Hence the motivation for tossing some ham in the sweet potato chili. I’d hate to suffer from taste deficit while agonizing over foul winds and stained shirts.
1 lb sweet potato, peeled and diced
½ pound ham, diced
1 C tomato sauce
1T chili 3000 (Penzey’s)
1 T dried onion flakes
½ t cumin
1t garlic powder
½ t rosemary
1 t coriander
1 t mural of flavor (Penzey’s)
1 t chicken bullion
1 C water
Combine ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 9 hours.
The homebrew I am sipping is fantastic. A delightful balance of crisp malt and earthy hops joyously tethered to a warming alcohol fuzziness. The cornerstone of tomorrow’s predawn meal will be a mug of robust black coffee. This, along with 72SA consecutive days of chili has me the picture of pure nutritional refinement. Before I break my arm patting myself on the back for all of this “clean living,” I’ll share the tasting notes. First, however, I’d like to note that I was impressed that kind and considerate ITP member helped my spice this chili. Not surprisingly, it was he along with his little sister who gave this chili a thumbs up. The remaining ITP were not impressed. The chili 3000 seasoning gave it some punch and the youngster who selected the remaining spices performed exceedingly well in his capacity as junior chili chef. Looks like he’s a chip off the old chili bowl.