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The Pussification of America ~ OMG, GMOs are in my food! Death is Imminent! LOLZ!

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I’m not obligated to post links on here from any research I’ve done. Feel free to search the interwebs on your own to look into BOTH sides of this “issue.”

The thing I dislike the most about Facebook, or any social media for that matter, is people forcing their intentions or agenda on me.

Food posts really piss me off! I don’t mean pictures of bacon wrapped in bacon with a side of bacon because that’s delightful! I’m talking about people who share memes or posts claiming that everything you consume will kill you!!!

Yeah… I’ve read how bacon can kill you too!

But… If you really think there are cleaning agents in Lucky Charms or door mat ingredients in Subway’s bread, then don’t buy those products!

(Hint: you’re not smart if you believe that to be true in those words.)

Just don’t tell me and my family we shouldn’t indulge because you thought a social media post fit your agenda, without any REAL research on your part.

The anti-GMO crowd has been the worst lately!

GMO means genetically modified organism and GM Foods are, obviously, foods containing base ingredients that have been genetically modified.

Food biotechnology is nothing new. The practice was in use thousands of years ago when nobody even knew what it was. I’m not sure caveman is the proper term, but who cares; early humans would gather fruit and end up with a surplus that would just sit there in a pile. As that fruit sat and began to decompose, yeast spores in the air made their way into that pile and fermentation occurred… BOOM! ALCOHOL!

At some point, Uga Booga ate a fermented apple and got fucked up on the alcohol! That evolved into this…

… over the years, food science continued to evolve.

A silly thing called a microscope started to show up in laboratories in the late 1500s and a hundred years after it emerged, some dude named Antone van Leeuwenhoek used his to discover microorganisms that would eventually be used in food production.

Couple centuries later, in the late 1800s, some jackass named Louis Pasteur discovered that applying heat to drinks, including milk, would kill off bacteria to improve food hygiene.

I don’t understand why these idiot scientists, who obviously think their shit don’t stink, gotta mess with food and stuff!

Oh wait… they’re trying to streamline the process?

In 1946, some hack scientists figured out that deoxyribonucleic acid (or DNA for you simpletons), can transfer between organisms.

This new technology allowed scientists to begin messing around with certain plants’ DNA and their resulting fruits. One of the first genetically engineered foodstuffs was the Flavr Savr tomato some 20 years ago. Scientists identified a gene that could slow down how fast tomatoes ripen and, ultimately, bruise. Through genetic engineering, they were able to insert that gene into the tomato plant’s DNA to come up with a more durable product. This produced a tomato that could go from the vine to the table with less damage to the fruit.

There’s nothing wrong, or scary, with that!

Okay… there’s WAY too much information on this topic to stick into just one post, so I gotta go!

Stay tuned for more details including some about that “evil” company Monsanto (or JFK’s personal Vietnam chemical producer) for making plant seeds!

I’m About to Take This Blog on a Wild Ride!

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I’m about to go off… There is a lot of shit going on that is really pissing me off lately. Every time I sit down to put my thoughts together to throw ’em up on the interwebs I become quickly overwhelmed.

There’s NO WAY I can put it all into one post, because it would be way too long and, quite frankly, too boring for people nowadays who can only consume 160 characters at a time.

I’ve decided to break all this bullshit into small, easily digestible pieces and will call it the “Pussification of America” series.

My plan here is to touch on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Bullying
  • Education
  • Food
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Barack Fucking Hussein Obama
  • Evil Unions
  • The Medical Industry

There’s a good chance I’m GONNA piss people off but that will only be the close minded liberals Obama supporters union sheep people… I’m good with that! I research my shit; pride myself on that!

If ya wanna go toe to toe with me ya better bring some facts and/or links!

Stay tuned, folks!

I’ll Eat What I Want To Eat Dammit!

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I am a salesman. Not a doctor, researcher or nutritionist. I’m not obligated to post links to support my whining arguments. This is my blog. Go start your own and hyperlink the shit out of it! Also, I really like food.

It seems like three or four times a day I see articles or crap on social media telling me that the foods I eat are gonna slowly kill me, or in the case I’m about to share here, “…CAN DESTROY YOUR HEALTH!”

A bunch of people have been sharing this article blog post from May of last year on Facebook the last few days, titled 6 Ways “Heart-Healthy” Whole Wheat Can Destroy Your Health, and I finally got fed up and had to say something.

People don’t read well, or at least don’t comprehend what they’re reading sometimes. The individuals who shared the blog post really seemed to think that whole wheat and other gluten rich products are unhealthy..

They’re not…

This post is speaking to gluten sensitive individuals, or .75% (1 in 133) of people in developed countries.

But the guy from Iceland who wrote the post used some pretty scary headings if ya just breeze through the post without actually reading. Stuff like this:

Wheat Contains Substances That “Steal” Nutrients From The Body

This ones even better…

Wheat Consumption is Associated With Several Brain Diseases

I shit you not… But wait, there’s more!

Wheat May Be Addictive

Huh? What the fuck, man?

[snorts a slice of Schwebel’s]

Here’s the entire section under that batshit crazy heading:

There are some who believe that wheat may be addictive.

It is definitely not proven yet, although there are a few interesting observations that allow for some speculation.

When gluten proteins are broken down in a test tube, the peptides they form are able to stimulate opioid receptors. These peptides are called gluten exorphins.

Opioid receptors are the receptors in the brain that are stimulated by drugs like heroin and morphine, as well as endorphines that are released naturally when we do something like running.

The theory goes like this… the gluten we eat gets broken down into these opioid peptides, which then travel into the blood and eventually into the brain, where they cause addiction to wheat.

Gluten exorphins have been found in the blood of celiac patients. There’s also some evidence in animals that the gluten exorphins make it into the body.

At this point, this is only theoretical. No hard evidence proves wheat to be addictive.

Personally I find the idea to be plausible. Back in the day when I used to eat wheat I would often crave it. Almost every food that I would get powerful cravings for foods that included both sugar and wheat.

This guy has got to be telling a joke that’s going over my head… Seriously! All I really got out of that part was maybe you shouldn’t do test tube shots of broken down gluten proteins.

I craved wheat back in the day, too, because there was peanut butter and jelly between it.

I still crave wheat. Not because of a potential addiction, but because it’s FOOD and FOOD IS AWESOME!

There is another attack mounting against my beloved wheat and baking industry in general.

The bad guy in this publication is azodicarbonamide, or ADA. It’s a chemical compound that is used as a food additive for bleaching flour and also helps improve overall baking functionality.

It’s also used in the creation of foam plastic and other polymers.

Apparently if ADA is inhaled (And I’m not talking about “inhaling” a glorious Subway Spicy Italian Sub) it can cause respiratory issues. It’s banned as a food additive in Australia and Europe because of this.

I did a little research and do you know what other chemical compound is used as both a food additive AND a polymer manufacturing agent?

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Did you know we finally have REAL NFL games starting in 8 DAYS??? That’s right! Next Thursday, September 5th kicks off the NFL’s regular season with Ravens @ Broncos!

I’m so sick of these preseason games. Don’t get me wrong, I love any kind of football, but when the Browns look good in their first two preseason games then look like the Browns this past Saturday while getting crushed by the Colts, I become fully prepared for the regular season. I still believe the Browns are gonna have a good season this year. God, I’m so nervous about this Browns season.

I am looking forward to Carrie Underwood and her legs…

Carrie Underwood

… kicking off the Sunday night games this year!

Anyway, with the season upon us next Thursday, that means THIS weekend is Fantasy Football Draft Weekend! Woo hoo! I’ve got an online draft Friday night that I’ll conduct from For Shiggles Central with the assistance of Bernie and Bud Light!

Sunday is the big LIVE draft party, taking place at a location that will not be disclosed! And ohhhh there will be food there! Meatballs, beer, fancy pizza, beer, various dips, beer, subs, beer and my award winning chili!

Lots of people attempt to make chili, but I’m one of the few who actually make chili that’s worth eating.

For those of you who fail at producing a decent chili, I offer an early version of my stuff that will wow people at your draft parties!

  • 5 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 lg. onions (not sweet) largely chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers largely chopped (I use orange bells for mine – GO BROWNS!)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 dried ancho chilies (dried poblanos) seeded and cut small
  • 4 tbsp. cumin (love the name of this spice)
  • 2 tbsp. ancho chili powder
  • Ashes from a joint
  • 4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 chipotle peppers seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp. semen (go to http://www.redtube.com if ya need help)
  • 2 family size cans tomato soup
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes – not drained
  • 1 lg. can (40 oz.) dark kidney beans – not drained
  • 1 lg. can (30 ½ oz.) Brooks (or other) chili hot beans – not drained
  • 2 jars salsa of your choice
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper

Heat the olive oil in a big ass pot. Add onions, bell peppers, salt and black pepper. Cook and stir often over medium heat until translucent. Add meat & garlic and brown (as a time saver, while the meat is browning, prepare the ancho chilies & chipotle peppers; put ‘em in a bowl with the cumin, ancho chili powder, joint ashes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, adobo sauce and semen) . Drain grease*. Dump the “bowl of magic in,” add the rest of the ingredients, put the lid on only two thirds of the way and simmer for 2 hours. Stir often to keep chili from sticking and burning. Best flavor if refrigerated overnight and reheated.

*Bestest flavor if you don’t drain the grease, but refrigerate the chili overnight. As the stuff cools, the grease will rise to the top and then harden. Then you can pick that 1/8 inch of hard sludge off the top. This is your recipe now.

You’re welcome!

Mmmmmm!

Make this Meal NOW! Southwest Breakfast Burritos!

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Yes… I stole the following recipe from HERE, but you don’t need to go there because I’m much more fun to prepare food with… and as always, I’ll tweak this recipe every time I make it to turn it into MY recipe!

Anyway… the girls and I hit the grocery store on the way home today because I had nothing to make for dinner. I asked the girls what they might like. Of course Delana said corn dogs. Nah, not this week too! Alexis said we should have breakfast burritos sometime. I figured we could do that next weekend, but Alexis suggested, “We could have breakfast for dinner.”

SOLD!

This recipe make a fairly large batch, but that’s how we roll here… leftovers, ya know!

Here’s what ya need:

3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 red onion diced
1 tomato diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 lb pork sausage
3 tbs butter
12 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning
16 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 ton shredded cheese
Taco sauce or salsa of your choice

 

Directions:

  1. Mince the garlic, dice the onion. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet and cook garlic & onion on medium ’til translucent. In the meantime dice the tomato and toss with the cilantro, set those aside.
  2. Add sausage and taco mix to the garlic & onion and cook until the sausage is crumbly, evenly brown and no longer pink. While that is cooking…
  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk and salt. Heat 2 tbs butter in another large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in the egg mixture; cook & stir until eggs are scrambled, about 5 minutes…
  4. If you’re a pussy, drain the grease from the sausage. Otherwise add sausage mixture, and the tomatoes & cilantro, to the egg mixture and mix it all together…

Spoon this heavenly mixture onto a tortilla and top with cheese, salsa, cheese, taco sauce and a little more cheese… or top with whatever you like; I’m thinkin’ bacon next time! Either way, good luck folding the burrito!

ENJOY!

Ten Days ’til Super Bowl 47! What are YOU Cooking for It?

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There are so many good foods associated with football and, more importantly, Super Bowl parties! Chips, beer, dips, wings, beer, subs, salads, bratwurst, beer, pizza and CHILI! Tis the season for chili!

Chili is not difficult to make create, but oftentimes a good recipe is hard to come by. I’m gonna make that easy for y’all! What follows is a recipe for my award winning chili. Actually, it’s an earlier version of my constantly evolving recipe, but a great recipe nonetheless!

  • 5 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 lg. onions (not sweet) largely chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers largely chopped (I use orange bells for mine – GO BROWNS!)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 dried ancho chilies (dried poblanos) seeded and cut small
  • 4 tbsp. cumin (love the name of this spice)
  • 2 tbsp. ancho chili powder
  • Ashes from a joint
  • 4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 chipotle peppers seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp. semen
  • 2 family size cans tomato soup
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes – not drained
  • 1 lg. can (40 oz.) dark kidney beans – not drained
  • 1 lg. can (30 ½ oz.) Brooks (or other) chili hot beans – not drained
  • 2 jars salsa of your choice
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper

Heat the olive oil in a big ass pot. Add onions, bell peppers, salt and black pepper. Cook and stir often over medium heat until translucent. Add meat & garlic and brown (as a time saver, while the meat is browning, prepare the ancho chilies & chipotle peppers; put ‘em in a bowl with the cumin, ancho chili powder, joint ashes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, adobo sauce and semen) . Drain grease*. Dump the “bowl of magic in,” add the rest of the ingredients, put the lid on only two thirds of the way and simmer for 2 hours. Stir often to keep chili from sticking and burning. Best flavor if refrigerated overnight and reheated.

*Bestest flavor if you don’t drain the grease, but refrigerate the chili overnight. As the stuff cools, the grease will rise to the top and then harden. Then you can pick that 1/8 inch of hard sludge off the top. This is your recipe now.

Mmmmmm!

Sexy Saturday ~ NFL Divisional Playoffs Edition!

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Before I get started I have a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all of you. Well, actually it’s for those of you in the local area from Cleveland to Pittsburgh… I’ve discovered the ultimate bacon at Giant Eagle! Among the many varieties they offer, one is their own brand. It’s a thick sliced peppered bacon! While some brands have shrunk their packages to as little as 12 ozs, Giant Eagles comes as a 24 oz. package. That’s a POUND AND A HALF for you democrats! 17 thick slices!

Also, I no longer fry bacon; I bake it! Try this: Line a cookie sheet (that has sides, dems!) with aluminum foil. Lay the bacon on the sheet (you may have to overlap it a bit to fit it all, but that’s okay). Put it in the oven AND THEN turn the oven up to 400 degrees (you don’t preheat when baking bacon). Depending on the thickness of the bacon it’ll take anywhere from 20-30 minutes to cook. This thick sliced Giant Eagle bacon takes thirty minutes. At the 15 minute mark I remove the pan, un-overlap the bacon, and put it in for another 15 minutes. Simply. Delightful!!!

Baked Bacon

It takes some adjusting to get it perfect, depending on your oven and, like I said, the thickness of the bacon, but once you get it down, you’ll never wanna fry bacon again!

Now that I’ve made you hungry, guess I’ll make ya horny too!

Here are today’s NFL Divisional matchups!

Representing the AFC we have the Baltimore Ravens…

…at the Denver Broncos…

Broncos Cheerleaders

I’m going with Denver on this one. Look at the position, and the boots, the Broncos cheerleaders are utilizing. I mean… WOW!

Also, Peyton Manning and the rest of the Broncos offense are nearly unstoppable. They go into that no huddle, hurry up shotgun offense and opposing defenses just can’t keep up!

Even that tough Ravens D will get shredded today. All the emotion from Ray Lewis retiring won’t be enough to slow down Manning. Today will be Ray Ray’s last game.

And Joe Flacco can’t hide his douchebaggery two weeks in a row. Anquan Boldin saved his ass last week. Denver’s D won’t allow that to happen.

I say: Denver 34 ~ Baltimore 17

Tonight’s NFC matchup is the Green Bay Packers….

Aaron Rodgers Destiny Newton

… at the San Francisco 49ers…

49rs Cheerleader

I see Green Bay winning this one. HA! You thought I was only gonna base my picks on the teams’ cheerleaders, didn’t you? Well Green Bay doesn’t even have cheerleaders, so I had to picture QB Aaron Rodgers frolicking with his girlfriend, Destiny (There’s a stripper name!) Newton.

A quick thought on cheerleaders in the NFL. 26 of the 32 teams have cheerleaders; that’s 81%. Is it any wonder that 87% of the teams still alive in the playoffs have cheerleaders? NO! Cheerleaders are absolutely necessary for a team to be successful. Am I contradicting myself by saying that Green Bay will be successful without cheerleaders? ABSOLUTELY. I’m hoping my Browns finally get some cheerleaders! The new owner keeps talking about putting a good product on the field for the fans to watch. I can’t imagine they’re talking about the team!

I believe this might be the best game of the weekend. Gonna be pretty close in my opinion. The difference in this game will be the Packers defense. If they can shut down Frank Gore, like they did Adrian Peterson last week, and force Colin Kaepernick to throw the ball…. game over.

Green Bay also has so many damn ways to move the ball, I see them wearing down San Fran’s D.

I say: Green Bay 37 ~ San Francisco 34

Tomorrow’s early game, the NFC matchup, features the Seattle Seahawks…

Seahawks Cheerleaders

… at the Atlanta Falcons…

Falcons Cheerleader

Seahawks all the way! Loogit them cheerleaders!

The tandem of Seattle QB Russell Wilson and RB Marshawn Lynch will make the difference in this game. The read-option shit is awesome and will give the weak Falcon’s D fits.

If Seattle’s D can rattle Matt Ryan a bit, he’ll choke again. The dual threat of Roddy White and Julio Jones will mean nothing. Falcon’s RB Michael Turner is a fat tub of goo and will be a non factor.

I say: Seattle 24 ~ Atlanta 14

The AFC matchup tomorrow is the Houston Texans…

Texans Cheerleaders

… at the New England Patriots…

Patriots Cheerleaders

GOD I despise tom Brady. He’s the whiniest QB in the history of the league. Even if a defender merely brushes up against him, he cries for a flag.

Tom Brady crying

It’s no wonder that his horse faced “supermodel” wife looks more manly than he does.

Gisele Bundchen

That was rude of me to say… Only her horse face is more manly, because Gisele Bundchen has other ASSets…

Gisele Bundchen Bikini Ass

Oops! I almost forgot I was talking about football games here…

As much as I hate to do it, I gotta go with New England winning this one…

Like the Packers, New England has too many ways to move the ball for Houston to hang in there. Ridley runs pretty well, then they use that little douche Danny Woodhead pretty effectively. As for throwing, Brady is the master! He throws to so many targets; Welker, Lloyd, the TEs Gronkowski & Hernandez (if Hernandez is limited, look for a big game by TE Michael Hoomanawanui), and that little douche Woodhead!

For Houston, Matt Shaub really only has one clear target; WR Andre Johnson. If the Pats can shut him down, I don’t see the Texans having much of a chance.

I expect Texans RB Arian Foster to have a good game, both running and receiving. Did you guys know Foster is a vegan? That means he’s definitely taking HGH! Nobody maintains that much muscle mass by eating dandelions…

I say: Patriots 41 ~ Texans 17

This is the only of my picks in which I’ll be rooting against the eventual winner. I do not want the Pats to win and will be rooting for the Texans. I’m just being realistic with my pick.

Alright… this IS Sexy Saturday, so here are my inclusions for the ladies and men who like men…

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick…

Colin Kaepernick

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski…

Rob Gronkowski ESPN Body Issue

 

And a Tom Brady slideshow!

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks! Go Broncos! Go Packers! Go Seahawks! Go Texans!

I Can’t Make This Shit Up…

I was just reading the news and saw this headline: Will your next burger be ground up mealworms?

Naturally, I clicked on it… and it wasn’t a joke! I cannot believe that there are actually researchers out there, these ones from the Netherlands, that are attempting to figure out if mealworms are a viable replacement for beef, pork and poultry… MEALWORMS…

Mealworm

JESUS! That’s just gross! These are things that the girlies and I feed to our lizard… and these nutjobs wanna replace a big juicy burger with ground up, fused together beetle larvae?

Fuck that noise!

Why are they looking into this? Because they’re stupid tree huggers, that’s why! They feel that the amount of acreage required to raise livestock is ravaging our environment too much and maybe it’ll be cheaper and take up less space to raise mealworms instead.

And apparently insects fart less than cows, pigs and chickens; again a big difference in greenhouse gasses. Of course insects fart less you idiots! Y’all ever see how tiny they are?

Not surprising at all, there are wackos from California in on this research…

Here’s an actual quote from entomologist Brian Fisher at the California Academy of Sciences:

We need to promote a campaign along the lines of, “If it’s okay to eat sushi, it’s okay to eat insects.” If you eat lobster, eating insects is pretty much the same thing.

No… it’s NOT the same! Big, juicy lobster tail… or crunchy little bugs? That’s a no brainer for normal people who don’t receive government funding!

Another knucklehead entomologist had an even more exciting take on the subject of ingesting insects. Here’s Florence Dunkel from the University of Montana…

The freeze-dried forms of mealworms produced in the Netherlands are easy to grind into a powder on your kitchen countertop. I have already used them with good success in brownies.

Ewwww. Just EWWWW!

WOO HOO! It’s Draft Day! Here I Describe the Bhut Jolokia Experience!

If you think jalapeños are hot, don’t even read this…

The bhut jolokia, also known as the ghost chili, is one of the hottest chilies in the world. Until a couple years ago, it was #1 on the planet for hotness. It was recently surpassed by another chili which, I assume, is probably only suitable for chemical warfare.

Did you ever have wings at the bar that were so hot you had to sign a waiver because they were gonna assault your mouth and then destroy your ass the next day? Get within two feet of a dozen wings like that and they burn your eyes. That is not what the ghost chili is about.

I have a ghost chili plant that I grew from a seed last year. It produced a handful of chilies but, unfortunately, I had to freeze them because of timing. Fast forward several months to this past February, when I used a couple of ’em in my award winning chili. I sampled one of ’em and it was definitely hot, though not as hot as I expected. I figure that was because it was frozen for a while.

This year, however, the same plant produced upwards of 30 chilies, most of which I harvested yesterday afternoon.

I incorporated four of those chilies into my chili that I made yesterday for today’s fantasy football draft party. So I HAD to try a fresh chili…. and holy shit was it an experience!

I chopped and seeded the four ghost chilies and tried a little bite. For starters, it is a very sweet smelling chili. There is no hint of the terror lying ahead. The flavor was that of a very sweet pepper, more so than your standard green peppers. I thought that maybe the chilies are only hot when grown in their native India.

Then the burn started….

It took about 30 seconds for that tiny little bite to destroy me. And that shit got hot! Now I like hot foods, so it wasn’t necessarily a big deal. But it got so hot that I tried the usual remedies to stop the pain. I started with milk… It seemed to work for about 10 seconds, then the burn returned. Bread? same deal.

Holy shit are these chilies hot!

Again… I put four of them in my chili last night. As it simmered, I sampled it a few times and it’s got a nice heat to it. At least a minute of burn with every bite!

Now why would I make my chili so zesty? REVENGE!

There are a handful of guys (one of whom is my boss) at today’s draft party who don’t like beans in chili. Seriously! That’s dumb! Apparently they don’t put beans in chili in Buffalo, NY. So, to appease the whiners, I always leave the beans out of my “draft” chili. Yesterday I added the heat to make up for the lack of beans!

Good thing is, my batch of chili is so freakin’ huge that a lot of it stays here. And that portion has extra beans, which my girlies and I love!

So Will, Jamie and Diane… If you read my blog know that I’ll be freezing some of this chili so y’all can try it next weekend! It’s out of this world!

Oh yeah…..I’ve heard that people handle ghost chilies with surgical gloves. I’m stupid, so I do not. I’ve washed my hands at least a dozen times last night and this morning…. and my fingers are still burning. The burn transfers to anything I touch, so pissing has to be aided with a toilet paper shield!

And just in case you were interested, HERE is a previous version of my award winning chili!

Hug your children and love them every day

The Ghost Chili Debacle

Last year, my buddy Chad gave me bhut jolokia (ghost chile) seeds.

It was late in the season, but I planted them anyway and ended up with a pretty nice pepper plant. By fall, the plant had produced four chilies that weren’t yet mature. Due to cooling temperatures, I had to bring the plant inside the house (FYI… pepper plants are perennials and will live several years if brought indoors to escape the brutally cold Ohio winters) .

The four chilies had to mature under incandescent lighting. Once they appeared ripe, I plucked them off the plant, stuck ’em in a freezer bag and froze ’em!

Well, back in February, we had our annual chili cookoff at work. I removed one of the ghost chilies from the freezer and incorporated it into my recipe. I won the chili cookoff… prolly because of that pepper!

Now this year…. that same bhut jolokia plant has been outside since May. There are 28 chilies on it…one of which is ripe!

Here is my dilemma. Is this chili gonna be super hot because I picked it right off the plant and never froze it? What do I cook it with? I’m thinkin’ about makin’ a western-style omelette with it!

Any other recipe ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Stay tuned….

Hug your children and love them every day