Everything was pretty normal about my college experience. The only uncommon thread of typical college life was the fact that I happened to have three friends and roommates who genuinely shared the same appreciation for the Food Network.
While I’d be happy to sit with a good bowl of chili any time of the year, this crazy freezing snap hitting a large portion of the U.S. makes it an especially perfect time for a homemade version. There’s something extremely satisfying about throwing so many simple ingredients into one pot and having it turn into a spectacular bite of flavor.
So why is (homemade) chili the best thing ever?