Are bonfires a summer thing or a fall thing? I always picture bright sunny days followed by a bonfire, but it never really gets cool enough in the summer to enjoy sitting by a fire. We had what I was tempted to call the “last bonfire of the summer” on Friday, but it was also the first really enjoyable fire. The kind where you need to huddle close to it to stay toasty (and I didn’t see even one mosquito!). So, I’ve decided bonfires are a fall thing and declare that the first bonfire of the fall season. Let’s just hope it doesn’t snow next weekend so we can have another.
Chili is another thing I get confused about — when it chili season?! Chili cook-offs are in the summer, when a hot bowl of soup + extra spiciness really isn’t doing me any favors. Plus chili is like a Texas thing, right? It’s basically summer every in Texas, as far as I’m concerned. Even in October my skin threatens to crisp right up in the sun there.
So… is this fall chili a faux pas? Totally acceptable? No idea, don’t even really care because it’s so M effing delicious. My only regrets about this chili is that I gave the leftovers to my parents. Their nest is newly emptied and they seem to be having trouble feeding themselves, so I felt like I needed to lend a hand. I had them over for dinner on Sunday, too. Daughter of the year award? I think so! Especially after giving up even a bite of this chili!