This year our cul-de-sac is having our first ever chili cook-off. We have never done anything like this as a neighborhood before, but I think it will be fun. What a great way to bring the community together and get to know each other better.
I thought I would do something a little bit different than the normal chili we think of and make and hopefully set myself apart from the other friendly neighbors:)! I thought a white bean chili would be great! If we were really vicious neighbors, I probably wouldn’t be posting my recipe before the cook-off. I think it’s at the end of July or in August. Anyway, I thought I would get an early head start on coming up with something, giving myself plenty of time to “practice“.
The Verdict: Jonathan and I enjoyed this so much. We loving having variety in our food lifestyle! The kids loved it too, except for the jalapenos! I bought my first jalapeno for this recipe, and I don’t know if I touched the seeds or what, but my hands still feel tingly as I am typing this 13 hours later. I did start feeling some relief about five hours later, but my hands aren’t quite normal yet. I knew not to touch my eyes, but I didn’t know about the hands!?! Do I need to wear gloves next time? I didn’t have any cuts in my hands. Updated 10/13.