Fall Days

I absolutely love the fall season, and it may very well be my favorite time. There is just something so beautiful watching the colors change, the wind blowing a cool breath and the cold nights.

It is the beginning of winter soups and chili’s, and I’ve already got a list of planned stews for the upcoming months. Granted, I tend to cook soups and stews through the summer months, but I usually don’t make chili unless it’s winter time. I don’t know if that’s planned as much as it is trained from childhood. It would get so hot in Texas that no matter how cold the a/c was, no one wanted a hot stew or any kind.

For chili I primarily use ground beef, but I also mix it up with brisket if MtnMan has smoked one recently. This winter I might even mix up the ground beef with some sausage, but I’m not sure. I really hate to ruin a dish by experimenting like that. There was no doubt about brisket chili being delicious because it is safe to say that it is my 2nd favorite cut of meat. The first being a bone-in ribeye. I am definitely a meat eater; I have no plans over ever changing that. lol.

What season is your favorite? What dish reminds you of that season the most? For me, fall is my favorite, until winter comes around and then that trumps them all, and chili reminds me of both..