IT’S HERE. THE SNOW. IT’S HERE.
Also, I’m so cold right now that I’m having extreme difficulties typing, but the snow stuck today!
While I would have loved for Fall to stick around a little longer (because wearing dresses with tights is kinda my thing), I’m pretty excited for a real winter. Living in a city surrounded by mountains is pretty much the best thing ever when it snows, because hills of green trees + white snow = the prettiest thing ever, I swear.
In case I haven’t mentioned how oscillating Reno’s weather can be, about few days ago, it was 78* outside, and today, it was in the 30s, cloudy, rainy, snowy, stormy, etc. In other words, it was a bad day to wear shorts with tights to class. But I digress. Winter lovers unite!
In celebration of the snow and almost freezing to death on my walk to class today, I decided to make one of my favorite winter meals: chili! I love this chili, because
1. It’s easy, savory, and goes nicely with corn bread or tortillas.
2. It’s my mom’s recipe which always makes me feel at home.
3. One recipe feeds me for like, 2 weeks (if you highly disapprove of eating food that is older than a week, I apologize, just ignore this section of the list).
Bonus: It’s healthy! I normally use ground turkey to make it a little healthier, although I like it better with ground beef. Considering about 94% of my winter seasons are spent trying my hardest to avoid eating Christmas cookies and gravy for every meal, I love having a healthy comfort meal recipe. (Although I am a strong advocate for eating cookies and gravy every once in a while).
Another bonus of having chili around is that if Reno decides to heat up to the 80s again (not unheard of), I can easily throw this into an omelet or serve it with some avocado and chips. But for now, I’m going to snuggle up in a blanket with a big bowl of chili and hope for a long, cold winter.
*Song of the Day: Baby–Devendra Banhart