May 21st, 2006

YOU! - Doctor Who 3

The weekend thus far...

Friday was our usual Castle Chaos dinner run, West Wing viewing and chatting far to far into the night.

Saturday was full of entertainment visiting the Asian American Festival then a late lunch at Mexico Lindo .

In the evening we attended SAVE's annual fancy dress fund raiser The Chocolate Indulgence. A night of good wine, good food, and chocolate. ;)

Today due to the rain, we didn't do any of our planned outdoor clean-up activities, so I'm making a practice run of my chili prior to mike a huge pot for our BayCon party .

5 different types of fresh chili pods, 3 different type of chili powder, fresh garlic and 3 different onions. 5 cloves of Garlic, 1/2 of each of the onions & 1/2 the peppers sauté first, then cook the rest with the frying meat. Which is 1 pound of taco sliced beef and 1.5 pounds of ground meat. A couple cans of tomato bits, 1 can of tomato paste. Simmer it all in a big pot, till all the flavors mingle, keep adding chili powders to bring out the heat and chili flavor. In the last 30 minutes, add 3 types of beans and a bit of masa flour thicken. Simmer without a lid to evaporate some liquid.

**Edit to add: Just added my "special" ingredients"... Yum! If a bit heavy and late with one of them, but it will cook down a notch.

Serve with fresh cornbread.
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My finalized BayCon (http://baycon.org/) Program Schedule

Once again, I'm doing a bunch of panels and events at BayCon.

Fri, 20:00, Rm 25?: Party - Joe & Sally Smith's 25th Anniversary

Sat, 11:30, Santa Clara: Masquerade 101
Sat, 13:00, Cedar: Cynthia McQuillin Memorial

Sat, 19:00, Ballroom Lobby: Fan Photo area

Sun, 10:00, San Jose: Journaling Your Life
Sun, 11:30, Monterey: Photography for the Science Fiction Fan
Sun, 16:00, Cedar: Firefly, Serenity and Joss Whedon


**Edit to fix subject line. Semagic cut off last bit.