Saturday, January 19, 2008

Blue Men, British Soccer, Bigfoot, and Mom's Chili

So,my step-son and his wife were here this weekend to escort us to Arco to see The Blue Man Group. The kids had seen BMG in Vegas and were so very impressed that they decided to take us for a late X-mas gift. Blue Man Group was Fabulous! Bill said they were way more polished in Vegas..but whatever. It was an astounding presentation and concert!! Lots o fun.

Before Bill arrived, he asked if we would get the Setanta channel on Dish so that they could watch their Chelsea (British) soccer team go against Burmingham. We arranged we love our kids and looked forward to watching tough,British soccer. To make a very long, and boring story short...Chelsea won by some frickin goal nobody saw. The rest of the 90 minutes seemed to be sweaty guys kicking a soccer ball back and forth....we fell asleep twice! Dave had to watch Gladiator afterward..just to see some bones get crushed.

With regard to most darling step-son gave me books regarding the autobiography of Bigfoot by Graham Roumieu. Here is an excerpt:

"I Am Not Chewbacca"

Me think Chewbacca jerk
He no can act. He ride Bigfoot coat tails. He think
he cool, but he not. He phoney loser with no class. He all messed up
on crack. Me think people think me chewbacca sometimes.
No! Me have job. Bad wookie. Bad.

I say buy Graham Roumieu's Bigfoot books...they are so funny!

My Mom's Simple Everyday Chili Recipe:

Boil two quarts (or more) of water with 2 bay leaves
Add about 2 cups of pinto beans
After boiling beans for about 45 minutes, drain beans and discard bay leaves.

Fill pot with cold water and add beans..bring up to boil and then simmer for about two hours. After beans are tender, add one chopped onion..some garlic, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, kosher salt, black pepper, green chilies, and cooked hamburger (which has been seasoned with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper). Add about 6 cups of tomato juice, 1 can of diced tomatoes, (I used low sodium V8 juice), 1/2 cup of tomato paste, 1 tsp sugar, some cayenne pepper..and let simmer for 30 minutes).

Take two huge scoops out and put into large bowl...crunch about 10 saltines into the bowl, mix..and eat. Chili is lovely on a cool day. Thanks Mom!

Dave is making his killer chili for the Superbowl. Yummmy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make the chili also on Super Bowl Sunday. Sounds good and it will feel like we're enjoying a meal together. Thanks for the recipe!! Love, Pat