Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tonight's decathalon

As of right now (2:15 PM CST) the sleet, rain, ice is just started to fall again. It had actually subsided for a few hours earlier, but round 2 (or is it 3) is just getting started. We are watching the weather radar like hawks, and everyone who has reason to be out on the roads is calling with weather/travel updates.

Tonight I will gather the girls, and go home and make a huge pot of chili for dinner. Nothing goes better with snow/ice than hot chili. It will fill the house with comfort food aroma and I will grab blankets and snuggle up on the couch with the girls while dinner simmers.

The girls of course will bitch and moan and whine and complain and gag "I hate chili!" the entire time.

I will be the mean mother that I am, and tell them they can not have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. No you can not have mac 'n' cheese. No, you're not eating just yogurt for dinner either. Yes, you do have to eat all of it, red beans included.

Of course, when the chili is done simmering, and the bowls have been filled and dished out, the girls will sit down with one final hurrah of complaint "Do I have to eat it all? I hate chili!" and promptly sit there and eat 3 bowls each.



B.R.M said...

Can I come to your house tonight?
I have a taste for Chili. And I don't like beans - so I pick them out!

You sound better.

Tennessee Becky

Anonymous said...

I'll come and eat chili with ya, bet it's great. We won't get any thing but rain here in 'Bama. Snow.......I'd have to make snow cream. Wonderful stuff, canned milk, sugar, vanilla and enough snow to make it thick. Dang, now I want some and no chance of getting it