By North American standards, south Louisiana winters are brief and mild….yet not brief or mild enough for my tastes. Another few days of high 20s means that I’m looking for hot, brothy comfort food: beef stew, chicken & sausage & oyster gumbo, potato gratin, pho tai, or even a steaming bowl of chili.
But a busy schedule as of late has kept me from the kitchen, so I’m relying on my stash of frozen soups. Tonight, I’ll defrost black bean, corn, and chipotle chili. If I can’t be warm on the outside, at least I’ll be warm on the inside.
Speaking of chili, I can’t think of a single (local) place to get a good bowl of chili. I’m sure I’ve missed something….can’t you help me out? Not interested in the thin, “hot-dog-sauce” variety of chili–I’d like something thicker, heartier, and altogether more satisfying.