Homemade Chili with Sweet Cornbread Poem

"Love my Mom's Chili...and take a whiff of the the fumes...as the steam rises... Done perfectly...with stewed tomatoes and the perfect blend of chili spices."
"Love my Mom's Chili...and take a whiff of the the fumes...as the steam rises... Done perfectly...with stewed tomatoes and the perfect blend of chili spices."

Cold, Wintery Day...with a rosy nose...

Couple of freezing puddles...and a bunch of frozen toes.

At the end of the day...I need a little warmth...and TLC...

And find there is a nice "bowl of red" on the table...waiting for me.

Love my Mom's Chili...and take a whiff of the the fumes...as the steam rises...

Done perfectly...with stewed tomatoes and the perfect blend of chili spices.

Pour on the picante' sauce...and add some hot tabasco...

I am about to get fired up...with or without adding any jalepeno.

Throw in the crumpled Sweet Cornbread...a true Texas dish...

Make your mouth fill with fireworks...the taste fulfills your every wish !

There are few things in life as good...or so consistent...and such a delight...

As a bellyful of chili...and cornbread...served-up on a cold winter's night.

Hit the bed dreamin'...where warm dreams take over from a world content...

A satisfied stomach is one of life's simple rewards...in a man's list of fulfillment.

I can smell it now...though I am far from home...

I can smell it anytime...and anywhere...I decide to roam.

There can be no more important combo...

Then Good Chili and Cornbread...when the temp drops low...

Each February in Houston...they have a Chili Cook-off...out at the Livestock Show...

The contestants bring their best recipes to prepare the best chili..."Showing-off" all they know.

But...they would lose "hands-down" should my Mom decide to enter in...

Her Chili would be legendary...every known taste official ...would declare she should win !

I brag on it...Well...'Cause I have had many bowls of which...I have partaken...

If you think...I would miss out on a bowl ever...then you would be sadly mistaken !

To this day...all she has to say is the "Chili is ready...when will you arrive?"

My family comes running in the evening...showing up...on her drive.

Good Ol' Chili...What a perfect concoction of spicy delicacies...

A warm bowl with crumpled cornbread..."May I have another bowl, please ?"

Got to admit...Nothing sounds better in this ol' world...At this given time...

Then Homemade Chili and Sweet Cornbread...Got'ta stop now...I'm too hungry to continue this rhyme !

[Ring, Ring, Ring...Hey Mom...Just wondering when you was going to make up a batch of that famous chili of yours...it sure looks like we are in for a spell of cold weather...!? Really...We'll be right over !]

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo...Every February through March in famous Houston, Texas...Since 1932.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo...Every February through March in famous Houston, Texas...Since 1932.

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