Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Deep dish pizza.

Hot dogs without ketchup.

Polish Sausages (said like this).

Garrett’s Popcorn.

Italian Beef (Portillos or bust).

In case you couldn’t tell, us Chicagoans like food.  Lots of food.  Cheesy, meaty, delicious food.  Stick to your rib (and thighs and stomach and booty) food.

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Squash Chili

I actually did not have a lot of chili growing up.  My mom has a famous baked bean recipe that is like a family tradition and I suppose that is as close to chili as I got.  My fondness for this one-pot dish probably grew in college.  I spent a lot of time with band kids and my co-ed fraternity and we would often have get-togethers or potlucks on the weekend.  Chili was the easiest dish to make for a large crowd.  Plus it was generally inexpensive to create. Squash Chili | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading