Anyhoo, while we were at the beach last month, we celebrated both my sister Annliese's birthday and my husband Dave's birthday, on the 24th and 25th of August, respectively. Annliese, like a normal person, chose to go out for sushi to celebrate her special day. My husband, the humble, oft-forgotten, textbook middle child, asked that we simply make my dad's chili and stay in. It's not exactly chili, as it has rice and is not too tomatoey or soupy at all. But it is fantastic comfort food, and Dave can't get enough of it. So here it is!
Like any recipe worth a damn, this one begins with bacon. Start by cooking some bacon in the oven, like so :
Here are some more enthusiastic eaters in the family enjoying the delicious "Billi":
|baby Kingston, i.e. "Tank" with Aunt LiLi, turrin' it up|
|Dave on round two...or maybe four|