Handy Cooking Tip – Using Chili Wisely

When using Chili in recipes, I’ve found the following tips to be rather handy:

  1. Familiarize yourself with Chili’s many names: Red, powdered, jalapeno, very damn hot, and grounds for divorce are some common names for the layperson.
  2. Do not be tempted to rub your eyes while working with Chili. This might cause you painful distress, or the incorrect addition of more chili in current recipe, due to temporary blindness ( a good excuse for reason number 4).
  3. Do not use Chili as a tool of revenge. Having misunderstood that “No” really meant “No”, is not a good reason for ending your relationship on a spicy-note.
  4. Chili containers sporting a skull and crossbones should not be taken lightly. This is usually a sign of warning, poisoning, or fatal death. This symbol should make it evident to you, that it’s time to swallow your pride and buy those new glasses, before your entire family is found lying on the floor, with stiff limbs and glassy eyes, after making your famous “Chili Surprise”.

More handy Cooking Tips to come!