Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Bowl Of Chili Anyone

"Route 66" ChiliBon Appétit | August 1997

North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg CA

Yield: Makes 8 servings
3 pounds trimmed boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
All purpose flour
1/2 cup olive oil

3/4 cup chopped onion
4 poblano chilies, chopped
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
2 19-ounce cans enchilada sauce
1 12-ounce bottle amber ale
1 7-ounce can diced green chilies
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
Sour cream
Sliced green onions

Dredge pork in flour to coat; shake off excess. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add pork and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to large bowl.

Add remaining 1/4 cup olive oil to same pot. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add poblano chilies and garlic and sauté 2 minutes. Mix in pork, diced tomatoes with their juice, enchilada sauce, ale, diced green chilies, cumin and chili powder. Simmer until meat is tender and chili thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Serve chili with sour cream and sliced green onions. © Condé Nast Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.

I always loved having a great big bowl of chili during the winter time, especially when cuddled up with a great movie or tv show, especially if made from scratch right????

Well, I hate it especially at work when coworkers "gang up" on another employee for "screwing up" then there is all kinds of trouble for the one (especially when the "boss" is on their side and part of the comotion), then turn around screw up themselves (minus the boss of course) and nothing comes of it......makes one wonder what happens to the moral of a place of employment when there really can't be shit done on the "one's" account with out "reprimand" of some sort..........but tell ya one thing, I am so glad that KARMA and I are the best of "buds" (and have been since like 1997), cause also another employee has done a "no call no show". Then my boss asked me about 2ish if I could stay "late"..........I was still "hot headed" and trying to stay calm about the whole thing, and didn't really respond "quick" enough at the time of the question, but was asked again and my reply was "no because I had plans'.....which will remain mine.....but tomorrow is another day of course, with another 11-3 shift in the "balance" of what happened today of course, and haven't decided on if the extra 3 hours are worth the "head ache" of  "bullies" and favoritism at work..........
Definitely need to get my portfolio finished, and start "pounding pavement" QUIETLY somehow and find myself another job.....working with an OCD TYRANT isn't my idea of a job....especially when she says "Don't take it personally.........."  REALLY NOW and there are three of us she's focused on too.....which makes it even worse.....

Anyway.....that was the bad part of the day.....other than that, pretty uneventful to say the most part...