Imagine: You and, your boyfriend, Mark inviting Sean to stay for dinner after filming a video for their channels. As you are at the grocery store, buying vegetables to make a salad and receiving this text while waiting in line to pay.
What do you do when Mother Nature gives you snow in March and your lil’ Southern heart just doesn’t know how to handle it?
YOU MAKE CHILI, THAT’S WHAT YOU DO.
Growing up, chili was always a special occasion kind of food. It meant that my mama would be in the kitchen for a few hours, chopping and dicing up a storm. The kitchen would fill with the mouth watering aroma of onions and her special blend of spices as they cooked in her cast-iron. She’s make way more than we needed, which guaranteed leftovers for days - and if you’ve never had leftover chili, let me tell you something: that stuff gets even BETTER with age.
Over the years I’ve had to work my way through vegetarian chili recipes in order to find my favorite iteration (sadly, my mom’s OG recipe contains meat and just isn’t the same without it). The recipe below is my favorite version of an awesome veggie chili recipe I found before this year’s Super Bowl, and it definitely passes the better-with-age leftovers test.
1 medium onion, diced 1 cup celery, diced ½ cup carrot, peeled and diced 1 12 oz. can diced tomatoes, unsalted 2 tbsp olive oil 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 can black beans 1 can cannellini (white) beans 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen 3 cups vegetable stock, homemade or store-bought 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp cayenne (or more depending on how spicy you like it) ½ tsp salt + more to taste (added at the end)
Totally optional garnishes: sharp cheddar cheese avocado, diced white or red onion, diced plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
Serves 4-6 (or 1 with enough leftovers for a few days…)
Heat olive oil over in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots at the same time and cook for 5 minutes or until onion are translucent. Add sweet potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next add spices (everything except for the salt) and garlic, allowing to cook for about a minute or so before adding tomatoes and stock. The last things you’ll add are the black beans, cannellini beans, corn, and salt. Stir everything together then reduce heat to medium-low and put a lid on it. The chili should be at a low simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes, but it could cook for upwards of 45.
Turn off the stove and carefully remove 1/3 of the chili, transferring to a large mixing bowl or blender. If you’ve got a stick blender, go ahead and puree the chili in the mixing bowl (do the same if you’re using a blender). If you haven’t got either, don’t worry! Your chili will still taste delicious - this step is for thickening purposes. Add the pureed chili back to the rest of the pot and stir to combine. Serve up your chili and top it with anything you’d like! And then enjoy it again the next day! And the next!
A/N: What’s this?! A chapter on gussorolex and danavidancer in one day? The same person commsioned both of these chapters, so big thanks to them. If you want a commission, just shoot me an ask!
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“CJ, shut the fuck up.” You hissed the command to your best friend through clenched teeth. You were standing in the soup aisle of your grocery store, eyeing the merchandise for the best weapon to use against CJ. You always enjoyed grocery shopping with your best friend, but he had a good way of making you miserable when he felt like it.
“What? All I said is that you should’ve let him slide in them cheeks.” CJ dodged your first slap and caught the can of soup that you threw at him, but your third slap connected solidly with his left cheek. A mother walking with her two children glared murderously at the two of you and marched away angrily, leaving behind both brands of Beef and Vegetable soup she had been trying to decide between. You muttered something close to an apology, but the damage was already done and she was gone. CJ just laughed.
“ Person A drops their wallet at a store or whatever. Person B sees and is too awkward to try to tell Person A so they try sliding it back into Person As back pocket. (Accidental butt touching may occur) “- credit of prompt to http://downwithwritersblock.tumblr.com/ .
You might not have seen it if you weren’t already ogling the guy in the cereal aisle but as fate will have it you did see the man’s wallet fall out of his back pocket as he rose from his crouched position holding his box of cereal. You opened your mouth to tell him but he turned the corner with his cart and you lost your nerve. Looking around to see if anyone else saw and would grab it, you hesitated but then scurried over to pick it up.
It was just your ordinary wallet- worn out black leather wrinkled at the sides and a piece of black duct tape wrapped around the corner. Biting your lip, you took a quick glance to see if anyone witnessed you picking it up, then opened the wallet only to feel sort of shameful of invading this man’s personal stuff and snapped it shut. You tapped it against your hand thinking of how you were going to give it back as you were never really that good with what to do in situations like this especially with a guy who looked like that. You picked up your basket and decided to check if he was at least still in the store. Thinking maybe you could give it to the manager or a cashier to hand it over to him, you changed course to the checkouts.
You were walking through the fruits and vegetables section of the store when you saw him. His hair was tied back in a messy low bun with a Yankees cap pulled over it. He was in jeans and a zip up that was fitted enough to show off his thick arms leaving little doubt that he worked out. It was nothing fancy but he still pulled at you with an attraction you’ve never had before. And you only saw the back of him! He was leaning over some apples, reaching for the freshest ones when you saw your opportunity. Without giving it much thought you snuck over behind him, holding his wallet by the edges so you could easily slip it in his back pocket without him noticing.
You got this. Please god don’t turn around. You got this. You got this. I’m not an ass kind of women but hot damn- focus! You got this. Channel your non-existent Ninja-like stealth.You continued to repeat this to yourself as you leaned over and slid the edge in when all of a sudden the man reared back faster than you could retreat. In your life’s usual fashion, of course it couldn’t not get worse-no of course not because as he reared back in the process of you trying to slide the wallet back, the wallet bounced out of your hand but your hand continued its journey in the pocket. So to sum up, you did not succeed in returning the wallet but you had ended up cupping his ass (firm and as great as it may be) through his back pocket.
Your mouth dropped in horror as you both stilled for a second in the shock. Then returned to your senses, you yanked your hand out as fast as you could. The man turned around. You nearly passed out when he did. He was gorgeous. You were right with the guess that he worked out after getting the full look of him. He was broad-shouldered and just…large. He had a five-o-clock shadow which only added to his rugged and casual look. On top of it all he had the most intense blue eyes you’ve ever seen…eyes that were looking right at you with an eyebrow raised in shock and confusion. His sinful looking mouth was open to yell but changed to an amused smirk at your horrified expression.
“Is that how people greet each other now?”
Flustered at his deep voice that sent a shiver down your spine, you just burst out with, “WALLET!”
His eyebrows scrunched in confusion. You reached over to swipe the wallet from the floor and handed it to him. “You dropped this when you got your cereal. Fell on the floor and assumed you needed because who doesn’t need their wallet? But you walked away and I was going to give it to the manager but I saw you…” you gestured almost wildly to the fruit in his hand, “with the apples. Good choice with the apples, real health nut are ya? I mean of course you are look at you, I mean huh wow good job! Stop talking now, Y/N. Okaay.” You said that last part to yourself as you were making the situation worse for yourself.
Thankfully, he looked more amused than angry as he plucked the wallet from your hand. He mouth was wobbling in an attempt not to laugh as he looked at you. “Uh, thank you for returning it. Yes, people do need their wallets and no, I am not a health nut hate to disappoint you. I don’t even like apples really.” He shrugged as he tossed the apples in his cart next to him.
“Why buy them then?” You surprised yourself that you had pulled it together enough to form a normal sentence in response.
“Because apparently when I do, a cute Doll like yourself will come over and grab my ass.” He said cheekily, eyes twinkling with laughter.
“Oh my god. So sorry again!” You smacked a hand over your face in embarrassment, feeling your cheeks heat like a goddamn furnace.
“Are you a health nut?”
“I should be but no. I mean does pizza or Chinese food count as healthy?” You pointed your cart with oven pizzas and ingredients for stir-fry you were going to attempt with a recipe you found online. He huffed a laugh, “No, don’t think so.”
“Well, damn. Maybe I should grab a few apples then.” You laughed reaching for one to throw in your cart when his hand wrapped around your wrist, stopping you mid-reach. You looked him a little startled and in all honesty a teeny bit turned on when you realized how warm and big his hand was.
“How about instead of torturing ourselves why don’t we grab some pizza from that restaurant a block from here?”
Not expecting that, you smiled and said without any hesitation, “Sure…uhm..” He neglected to tell you his name. Catching your drift, he said, “Bucky Barnes.” Bucky. You liked it.
“Okay then, Bucky.”
He grinned which sent a flutter through my chest, “Perfect. Meet you in 20?” You nodded. Picking up your basket to quickly check out your stuff, you heard him say from behind you. “Can’t wait to greet you.”You turned to see him admiring your ass and instead of feeling offended, you called back to him with a flirty voice you didn’t know you had, “I’ll be sure to drop my wallet.”
13/04/17 [English subbed] show champion interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oj7qLoT_fI
13/04/17 [English subbed] show champion true backstage
part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a8Cs5n3BRs
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPGetxwtuso
13/04/24 [English subbed] show champion BTOB TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjeivEIVY5E
13/04/01 [English subbed] show champion true backstage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_p76R1DU3g
13/04/27 [English subbed] music bank backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGZ55sc3ij0
13/05/01 [English subbed] show champion true backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y08-Y50dWks
13/05/08 [English subbed] show champion true backstage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dmac_MlVx8
13/09/07 [English subbed] show champion backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3ti5N-BBLI
13/09/14 [English subbed] show champion backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhOZsT4tTNs
13/09/14 [English subbed] show champion backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-h3SYyBHJs
13/10/09 [English subbed] show champion backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcx3ev674-4
13/12/23 [English subbed] MNET WIDE first fan meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nzx7qW0NNU
14/03/08 [English subbed] show champion backstage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37xSJyXpLlc
14/02/17 [English subbed] MNET Wide all about star BTOB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjU88J8pZG8
14/02/18 [English subbed] MNET Wide beep beep era , BTOB show their abdominal muscle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lc_GaddBSs
14/02/27 [English subbed] M !countdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NWThDO1jeA
14/03/02 section TV music core 400th special boy’s day cover dance (minhyuk) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1rob4u_engsub-20140302-section-tv-entertainment-400th-ep-special-boy-s-day-practice-girl-s-day-cover-dance_music
14/03/04 [English subbed] the show all about kpop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk4pLdq_Fy4
14/03/08 [English subbed] show champion backstage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37xSJyXpLlc
14/03/15 [English subbed] show champion backstage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XcNlqRDrUA
14/04/08 [English subbed] behind the show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZpfzB9wdI
This is the scariest episode from my childhood. It took place in 1991, when I was 8 years old.
I lived in a village on the Norwegian countryside, with my parents and two older brothers. There weren’t many kids around for us to play with, so we always stuck together, despite the age difference – I was 8, my brothers 10 and 12.