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the "chili" story

Monday, December 06, 2010

This is just one of those things, I thought it was good story, and so typical of men. For the past 24 years, ever since my husband and I married, he has eaten my homemade chili under protest. I love chili and I think I make darn good chili, but my dh always made a face and claimed to rather eat canned Hormel chili, ugh! So I finally called his bluff. Last Saturday I planned to make chili, I told dh not to worry I would have a can of Hormel for him. So Saturday morning I gather my chili making stuff, and a can of Hormel, and put everything on the kitchen counter. Hubby was doing yard work and I started saute'ing onions and garlic. Hubby comes through the kitchen and says, "it sure does smell good in here". I told him it was the chili but not to worry his can of chili was ready to heat up. A little while later he looks in the pan and remarks that is sure does look and smell good. A little while later, "is that what ya'll are eating?", Me, "yes, that's the chili, don't worry, I have your Hormel." Him, "I think I would like to eat what you're making." And TAKES THE HORMEL AND PUTS IT IN THE PANTRY!!!!

He eats the same chili he has been turning his nose up at for 24 years and thinks it's wonderful!

Is that a man for you or what? It's like he never tasted it before.

In case you wonder, I use the same recipe my mother always used, the one on the Mexcene Chili Powder jar. I change it up a little, but basically it's the same. DH does not like real spicy food so I make it mild and leave the Tabasco on the table so people can add heat if they want it. Why did it take 24 years for him to realize my chili is actually better than canned? Nothing changed, it was all the same stuff we have had before.

Well, that's my story.
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  • FRACTALMYTH
    Yay you for calling his bluff :D
    3808 days ago
  • CARRAND
    So typical! I made beef stew yesterday, and along with carrots and potatoes, I cut up a sweet potato and added it. Most of the sweet potato kind of melted into the gravy, and the few lumps that were left looked like the carrots, so my husband ate it right up. He likes carrots, but claims to hate sweet potatoes. I just kept quiet about it.
    3810 days ago
  • NAVYMOM133
    That is totally a man for ya!! Great story!
    3810 days ago
  • KNITTY_JESS
    Mine used to be like that with a lot of my meals, but now he looks forward to them. My mother always says they're a different species not gender.
    3810 days ago
  • VALERIENEAL
    My husband does not like beans in his chili, so I make a big batch, then separate it and add beans to on portion. His favorite is still Wolf brand chili-YUK!!!
    3810 days ago
  • no profile photo GIANT-STEPS
    People's tastes change over time. People get used to the food their spouse likes as well. A lot of couples find after 20 years that they like and dislike the same foods.
    3810 days ago
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