One-pot Mysteries: Solved

So I bought The Pioneer Woman Cooks for my birthday, right?

And then I spent the last month and a half gradually acquainting Marcus with the idea of homemade chili.  The man loves meat and the man loves beans.  But for some reason that the fates did not reveal to me until tonight, he was irrationally repulsed by the idea of mixing the two in a hearty sauce.

But there’s nothing better on a cold and windy day than a big pot of chili and all of the fixins.  So after work, once I hopped off the treadmill, I hopped onto Ree’s Simple, Perfect Chili. 

It was simple.  Perfect. 

It was also Marcus’ first chili night ever (which explains more than a lot).  I had no idea.  Until he surveyed the table (loaded with cornbread, honey, butter, shredded cheese, diced onion and plain greek yogurt…AKA fixins) and said, “So THIS is chili night.”

Amen.

What’s your comfort food of choice when shivering season strikes?

p.s. Separately, given the magnitude of this news, I have no idea as to how it slipped my mind until now.  But I think it’s high time that we take a moment of silence for the passing of el Pulpo Paul.  His tentacled clairvoyance touched us all.

4 responses to “One-pot Mysteries: Solved

  1. Yum Chili!! I think my favorite comfort food has to be pasta. I grew up eating pasta every sunday, so I always crave it at least once a week!

  2. I love chili!! Unfortunetly my hubby doesnt care for it, so when I make it I have to make it when he isnt around, or else Ill have to make 2 dinners lol When its cold I love homemade soup and grilled cheese. I dont know what it is, but it just makes everything better. Especillay if the soup is chili or brocolli cheese. Oh yum yum yum

  3. Cold weather food? Definitely Chili . . . and my homemade cheesy broccoli chowder. Oh yummy! Soups are the greatest!
    I can’t wait for Florida to actually get cold–it’s nearly November and today we had a high of 90! Insane.

  4. chili is yet ANOTHER one of those things i’ve never made before. (anything with more than 4 ingredients really.) as crazy as this sounds, the only ‘comfort’ food i have is cereal which, come to think of it, probably explains why i don’t have a food blog. :p

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