It should not be chili and fuzzy socks weather. Alas, it is.
I made this chili a few weeks ago for some sci-fi celebs, and pulled some leftovers out of the freezer today. The day also included (not necessarily in this order): errands, editing, glittery blue nail polish, ice cream cones and Brazil. (Did you know Robert Di Niro is in it? Fact.)
So back on the day when I made this, the first guy who came into the gold room – who had that famous movie star air about him but I have no idea who he was – surveyed the spread, and when I offered up myriad vegan options, laughed and said “no, I’m going for the chili!”
Fast forward twenty minutes and he was walking out as I gave my chili elevator pitch to Michael Dorn, who’s vegan. He overheard the description of the chili and stopped, then turned around.
He: “That chili was vegan?”
He: “No way. That did not taste vegan.” (Or something of the like. I took it as a compliment, although I’m fairly certain anyone who actually was vegan wouldn’t take it as such.)
Worf chose the chili.