Now it is all in the pot. Stir it well and let it come to a boil and turn it down to a simmer.
Cover and let it cook for at least an hour..... Mom's recipe says 2 hours. We usually can't wait that long. Also, taste test it after about thirty minutes to see if more chili powder might need to be added. Notice the strategically placed drink on the left side..... never out of reach. humm.... my coozie is too light. I need a DDP.. Be right back.
This is the way most of my immediate family eats chili.... with corn chips cheese on the bottom. The way Sonic did it back in the day. Yes, I know one of the bags is open upside down. I have opened chips of all kinds, large and small bags, this way since high school. My friend Kelley, back in the day, did this and said, at the time what was one of the most prolific statements ever. (you have to remember it was high school). "You have to open it from the bottom so all the spices and salt will go back through as you eat them and you will have big chips when you get to the bottom"...... Genius. See? There you have it. I mean how can you argue with that? Makes perfect sense. And just because through the years my Mom, and others have picked up the bag the "wrong" way and strewn chips all over the floor. I will not stop trying to change the way America... no wait, the world eats their chips!(with my hand in the air, index finger pointing upward)............. Ahem.... going ahead with the assembly of the dish.
First, the chips in the bottom of a nice medium size bowl.
Then you must add the cheese broken or cut up into pieces that melt nicely. You have to have strategically placed for the perfect bite. Every. Time.
Now the crowning glory. You ladle a couple of nice spoons full of chili over the top. Let it sit for just a minute. Not too long because you don't want your chips to get mucky. Now get you a DDP or big ol glass of sweet tea or your beverage if choice. And by all means.........En-Joy!
Till later Peeps, and let's be careful out there on that information highway will ya??