“Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing.”¬† ~Lyndon B. Johnson

I have no idea why there is a National Chili Day. But it’s today. And, yes, I am celebrating this evening with a big bowl of red topped with grated cheese, chopped¬† onions, and sliced jalapenos. And absolutely, positively, unconditionally no beans!

If you’re looking for a couple of short chili histories and recipes, you might click here or here.