Growing up, and now living in
Southern California, gives
you a skewed idea on weather and seasons. Normally, May and June are some
of our cooler months, leaving us with high temperatures and hot days long into
September and October. I never remember a year growing up when we actually bought
jeans/pants to wear back to school. This strange weather phenomenon has come to
be known, “Indian Summer”; where our Fall becomes more of a deep autumnal
summer of endless warmth and sunshine. This chili, much like the weather, is a perfect world of warm days that can be spent at the beach, and cool foggy nights snuggled under blankets by the fire. No wonder I have always loved these months so much!