My Beautiful Michigan

These landscape photos came out looking really beautiful, the colors are great. I used the 16-50mm lens on this trip which was a good choice but the 140mm lens would have been a bit better. Blondie is so chilled out, enjoying the beautiful day! How has your Wednesday been going?

New Chili, New Crockpot

A few days ago, I tossed the six-year-old crockpot and replaced it with this new, larger unit. Works great, and it’s actually too big for the normal-size pot I make so no more overflowing when the chili is cooking.

For this pot, I left out the usual spicy package of powder I use and replaced it with a super hot can of sauce with habanero peppers and other spices. Yum! It is super hot and burns your tongue nicely too.

I also added as an experiment, dashes of Oregano, Thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder even though there are two whole small yellow onions in there already. Delicious! Call me Chef John, right?