We are now well into the "bers." You know, SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER. This is by far my favorite time of year. I LOVE autumn, I LOVE crisp, chilly weather, I LOVE curling up on the couch with a mug of hot coffee and a fleece blanket.
This time of year always makes me crave chili--even before it's cold out. I went to make chili today and halfway through realized that I'm out of chili seasoning. I have a cabinet full of dried spices, so I decided to make my own. It turned out super yummy, so I thought I'd share.
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes (less if you like it less spicy)
1 Tbsp dried, minced onion
1 Tbsp dried, minced garlic
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp salt
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
(Make sure all of your spices are gluten-free, if necessary.)
Measure everything into a small container and shake to mix.
Add seasoning to your chili to taste.
Yum! I can feel fall coming...
My favorite way to eat chili is on a baked potato, topped with cheese. What's yours?