Originally Posted by Otter
Originally Posted by kitchenelf
An easy homemade chili powder recipe.
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.
Thanks k-elf, that is identical to the one I found, so it must be a winner. I certainly wasn't going to go to the store for a jar of chili powder what with the wind chill being 35 below zero!
Wind-chill of -35! That's just windchill. Once you get into your car, and close the doors, the windchill goes away. You must be looking at an absolute temp of around -15 or so, still cold. And that crackling snow, isn't that normal in Minnesota? It is here in U.P. MI.
It warmed a little today, up to around 10 degrees. It was about 2 when I went to work this morning. Last weekend, we had two days of -17. I know what you're talking about. Oh, and if you're a true Northerner, then You have to have at least one sub-zero camp-out under your belt, complete with a pot of chili made in a dutch oven, over a proper campfire built in the snow.
But I gotta say, don't go through the ice. I've done it and am here to tell ya, that water at 32 degrees is colder than any experience I've ever had, including sledding in gravel pits when I was a kid until my clothes were literally frozen solid (happened every weekend unti I was old enough to get my own snowmobile.:D )
Oh, and have you ever raced almost naked (only briefs were allowed to be worn) between ice shacks when it was too cold for other ice-fishermen to be out fishing? When you're 16, and with a best friend, and the fish aren't biting, it can get pretty boring. And you know how competitive teenage boys can get. Besides, at the time, I needed the ten bucks I won from the bet, you know, for gas, for the snowmobile, so I could half freeze myself yet again.
My poor Californian wife jsut doesn't understand these things.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North