I've been trying to incorporate more soups and stews into my regular diet. It hasn't been working. I'm slightly disappointed that this is my first real chili of the season, but at least I finally got around to making it!
And....it's here just in time for the Superbowl! This year, the big game is being held in my backyard. Sorta. The Broncos and Seahawks are coming to play at MetLife Stadium this weekend, which is about a 20 minute train ride from me. This should be awesome. It's not. First of all, my team, the Steelers (the best team, really), isn't playing. However, more importantly, I live right next to the train station which will take people from Hoboken to NYC and also from Hoboken to the stadium. This town is going to be a drunken mess and I'm going to have a front row seat. I won't want to leave my apartment for the rest of the week.
Now that I have this chili, I really won't have to. I can kick back and relax at home with a comforting bowl of food. I can invite friends over to partake in this, or I can try to escape the crowds and take my chili on the road to a friend's place. I'm not sure yet what's going to end up happening this Sunday, but I can assure you that I will be taking cover and avoiding all the Superbowl madness outside. I will be nice and toasty and filled with chili no matter where I am.