Today we will be mixing up a pot of delicious chili. You will need 1 pound lean ground beef, 1 large onion-chopped, 1 green bell pepper chopped, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 large garlic clove- minced, 1 jalapeno pepper-seeded and chopped, 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans- drained and rinsed and 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes-juice included.
Cook beef, onion and pepper in a saucepan until meat is browned. Stir until the meat crumbles. Drain off excess fat, lest we all ingest it and get fat!
Add chili powder and the rest of the ingredients with the exception of the beans. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce hear to simmer. Stir occasionally for about 2 hours. Consider taking a nap.
Add beans, stirring well and cook until heated thoroughly.
Sit down and enjoy the chili. Let’s talk about President Obama and his propensity to massage the truth. Our president is very busy these days trying to convince Americans that the “sequester” is a Republican invention that he abhors. The automatic spending cuts that are set to go if Congress and President Obama can’t reach an agreement about spending and taxes is a President Obama administration invention. The cuts were initiated by the White House. Our president approved of the plan and it was presented to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The whole point of the plan was that the Obama White House was pretty sure they could twist the collective arms of the Republicans to do anything to avoid a government shut down.
If our government goes through with the dreaded sequester, we will survive. This Jewish girl from Brooklyn prays that the Republicans don’t cave in to blackmail. We need to get serious and cut our spending. Even a two year old knows that.