Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
One Good Thing
Even though it is currently 95 degrees outside (wherefore art thou, Autumn?) we are slated for cool(er) temperatures and the real possibility of rain going into the weekend.
To my mind that sort of shift in the weather begs for the first batch of chili. I like each pot of chili to hang around in the refrigerator at least overnight so the flavors have a chance to move past howdy-do all the way to being smitten with each other's company.
That means I'm getting a head start on Batch-The-First today. Granted, my timing might be a leetle optimistic. The forecast can change (just ask the DNC planners), my willpower might not hold past dinnertime tomorrow. Modern life can be tricky. Fortunately, chili is not.
How about you? What is the first thing you think about making when it Fall hits your neck of the woods?
UPDATED Friday: Folks I'm happy to report the cooler weather and rain arrived right on schedule. Today I made a batch of our favorite cornbread and tonight? Chili's on, y'all!