With the crazy snow storm that came through Ohio this weekend, we were in the mood for some winter comfort food. We were outdoors a fair amount in the snow: we shoveled, we walked dogs, I went running, etc. When I got back from my run on Saturday, I was pleased that Chip had started this chili cooking (to be fair, I chopped all the veggies, rinsed the beans, put the ingredients in the pot, and left him a note asking him to turn the stove on). It smells so good, and it tastes even better. This time, we added a habanero for the first time; it was *way* spicier than we expected! I would do it again, but I'd reduce the amount of chili powder for sure.
Chip and I took the dogs out to run around on Friday afternoon after he was done working. They had a ball! The snow was falling hard, but it was powdery and not terribly deep at the time. It's been a long time since I've seen snow falling so hard, with such huge flakes. It was just beautiful. I adore snow. When I was little, I loved it because I liked to go sledding and get off of school. I don't know why I still love it, but I really do. It just makes everything look so fresh and beautiful and peaceful. Here in Columbus, I love to walk through Walhalla Ravine in the snow. It's this beautiful refuge in the middle of the city.
A few photos of the fun on Friday:
And of course...Monday's lunch:
Homemade vegan chili, Quaker caramel rice cakes, half of a Gala apple, and homemade cornbread.