Rainy all day. Temperature in the mid 40’s. Snow is mostly gone. Ground is soaking wet!! But this Mom’s Chili Con Carne, I modified it slightly as Robin can not eat green peppers and I added black beans too, was absolutely as I remember it. I think delicious! Then add to the chili some Guatemalan Corn Bread and we had a great Tailgate Meal. (BSU plays Wyoming tonight on ESPN). Look at this plate. Enjoy!
You can not have a successful Tailgate Feast without Acme Bake Shop bread. We had some of their Baguette with our own Gumbo and Corn Bread. If you would like a good corn bread recipe, here is the one we use, Guatemalan Corn Bread. I just adapt it and put the corn from 1 ear in the batter without chopping the kernels. I still use the 3 ears mixed with the eggs. This reduces the amount of sugar I add to the batter. I only used 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1 cup. See the recipe.
As for the gumbo, we use our “stand-by” recipe that we used for Robin’s 70th Birthday. I just reduced the ingredient amounts to satisfy our needs. Robin’s 70th Birthday Gumbo. Do enjoy the recipes and these photos. It made for a great Tailgate adventure. And, BSU won the game with Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 34-9. That makes BSU 3-1 for the season, their only loss to Ole Miss.