On the Menu: Chill-Chasing Chili

Chili with cornbread

It’s been raining all week, a storm that’s been dubbed the “Pineapple Express” is blowing through the West Coast, we’re heading into the shortest and darkest days on the calendar, and I’m chomping at the bit for a few days in sunny L.A. Most wonderful time of the year? Not quite. So tonight, I’m cheering myself up by watching some Christmas movies, dancing around my living room to Beyoncé’s 7/11, and eating a hot and spicy bowl of the easiest (and tastiest) homemade chili I’ve had in a while because, baby, it’s cold (and wet) outside. Continue reading