Grab bag: Chili Sunday edition

  • I don’t as a rule watch much in the way of televised sports, so my observance of the Superbowl is strictly culinary. This year, I made this chili with only a few emendations, namely: 8 ounces of brown beer (Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale) in the onions after the first round of spices were added, to deglaze the pan, and cooked almost completely out; then 8 ounces of a hoppier ale (Magic Hat #9) after the turkey browned. We’ll see how it goes. I already know my chili powder is a lot spicier than the commercial variety, so eating over rice is the order of the day.
  • Historical perspective on the conservatism, relative or otherwise, of the Supreme Court.
    (tags: supremecourt)