Blogger appears to be experiencing upload problems, so no Sunday funnies today.
We're having a few people over this afternoon for an annual celebration of football, friends, family, and Texas red chili. Here's W. Sam Oatman's tried-and-true recipe (as adapted by me) from the 1979 edition of the Texas Hill Country Cookbook:
3-3.25 pounds lean ground beef
6 oz. beer
3 oz. tomato paste
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
3 medium garlic cloves, crushed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 Anaheim chili peppers
3 red chili peppers
In a large stew pot, put meat, beer, and two cups water. Simmer meat until light gray in color, then add tomato paste. Stir and simmer for a few minutes, then add spices, garlic, onion, and salt. Stir thoroughly and remove from heat.
Remove seeds and stems from chili pods and boil in a covered saucepan for with 3 cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove peppers and water to a blender and blend into a thick sauce. Ad sauce to meat and simmer 2 hours. Serves 4 to 6...
Last night, I lit a fire and watched Mutiny on the Bounty, the 1935 Best Picture winner starring Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh and Clark Gable (sans mustache) as Fletcher Christian. Talk about great story telling! Laughton is brilliant as the sadistic Bligh and Gable -- despite misgivings about the part -- gives a definitive performance as the conflicted first mate torn between duty and a desire to handle the Bounty's crew with a light hand. Don't miss this one!
Foxessa reviews The Harder They Come, the 1973 film starring Jimmy Cliff that brought reggae to the United States...
Sunday Gospel Time: Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs sing "He Laid His Hands On Me":