National Chili Month
National Chili Month approaches!!
October has long been known as national chili month for those of us
in the chili world. October marks a time when the leaves begin
to turn as the weather changes to the cooler side. As our
bodies adjust to the cooler temperatures, we gradually make the
shift to foods that warm both body and soul. Chili has been a
favorite fall and winter meal for me and my family.
There are usually 1 or 2 chili cook-offs taking place in the fall
where people can sample different types of chili. These
cook-offs are great places to get new ideas for revamping that old
chili recipe. If you need more ideas for celebrating National
Chili Month, then here you go:
1) Celebrate National Chili Month by creating a new family
Have each member of your family choose an ingredient for your
chili recipe. Some ideas to choose from might be:
red or yellow peppers
and the list could go on and on...
Make sure you visit the
chili recipes blog and tell us what
ingredient makes your chili stand out!
2) Host a chili party!
One way to host a chili party would be to have everyone bring a
predetermined ingredient for the chili to the party. The
ingredients can be added in as guests arrive. After a bit of
football watching or game playing, everyone has a great bowl of
chili to enjoy.
3) Have a chili cook-off.
A chili cook-off involves everyone bringing their own chili.
You provide plastic tasting cups and let your guests vote on the
best chili. You can even share recipes unless you want to keep
your chili recipe top secret!
Send us your National Chili Month celebration photos! We
would love to write about how you celebrate that October is National
Month of Chili!
By Danna Vach