Quick post tonight. Just two little pieces of news.
First of all, I’ve been informed by two family members that the reason taco chili is so named is because in the original recipe calls for a packet of taco seasoning! Go figure!
The copy of the recipe I have came from my Mama, back when I moved into my first apartment 8 years ago. She copied down a whole bunch of our family favorites and I’ve held onto them ever since. Apparently the taco seasoning somehow didn’t make it on the list. HA! You’d think after (a) wondering why it was called “taco chili” (b) having to add more spices than the recipe calls for (c) always thinking it tasted difference than my Mama’s that I’d figure it out. But apparently I’m not the brightest bulb, because I’ve been making the chili wrong for 8 years.
This all being said, I still had the chili on top of a chili dog. Made with these:
It was delicious. Even without the taco seasoning.
The second bit of news is a little bit of a bummer. Remember how I was training for a 10K? Well I got the news last week that they were requiring all participants to run under a 12 minute mile in order to participate. A VERY aggressive limit. Especially for a very hilly course. While I’m sure I could squeeze under the limit and finish, that isn’t what running is about for me. I can only imagine how stressful worrying about my speed when running my longest distance to date would be. Racing should be fun. And that didn’t sound like fun.
So I’ve decided not to run it. I’m sad.
I’ve been looking for another race in the area, but we are nearing the end of the Fall running season and it seems the pickings are slim. Maybe in the Spring? For now, I’ll keep running and maybe even branch out and enjoy a few other fun activities.