because it’s tradition, that’s why

And the question is, why would a woman make two huge crock pots full of chili today?

As the song from “Fiddler On The Roof” goes, “TRADITION!!!”

Of course I will not be able to eat 14 quarts of chili.  Three bowls, max.  But tomorrow is the opening day of college football season and there will be chili.

It didn’t hurt that I had a huge bag of cooked ground beef in the freezer, plus a multitude of green peppers (why on earth did I buy all of these???) and some extra cans of diced tomatoes.  I had cans of kidney beans, so all I needed was the tomato juice and the secret ingredient:  Campbell’s tomato soup.

tomato soup can

This is what my mother-in-law put in her chili and that’s what I do, too.


According to ESPN, this is going to be the greatest opening day in the history of college football.  Why, you ask?  Because there are no pro games to compete with.  Hence the folks at ESPN (who have control of at least 4 tv channels) arranged a weekend of football games for Labor Day weekend, starting Thursday night and ending Monday night.

We have better internet this year so I think I have figured out how to watch the games via Hulu, Amazon or streaming from my computer and hooking up a cable to the television.

Nebraska plays at 5 PM on Saturday.

Can. Not. Wait.

husker fan day 2016

Nebraska Fan Day – 2016

The stadium will be full tomorrow night!

I’ll be in front of the tv (or the computer screen), texting with Son #2, talking to Son #1 and  Banjo Man and…eating chili.

Let me know if you’d like some.  I have plenty!


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3 Responses to because it’s tradition, that’s why

  1. Tom says:

    Look closely in the SW corner of the stadium and you will see us waiving at you !

  2. Patricia Coughlin says:

    Tomato soup… thanks for the tip. Go, Nebraska! 🏈🏈🏈

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