Spicy Chicken Sausage White Bean Beer Chili. One pot, twenty minutes, crazy good.
For the first time in my life, winter has been the best season of the year. 2014 has been hard on me, beating me up in ways I didn’t expect, traumatic in ways I’ll never forget. Seattle, and the beautiful winter, has been like aloe on burnt skin. Rain on the windows when I’m alone in bed, mid 50’s and overcast as I run through the trees along moss covered trails, drizzly days at small coffee shops when I finish my second book that was like the fragile line to a life boat pulling me out of the storm. The dark clouds in my life are starting to lift, the new normal is starting to feel like it actually is in fact normal, and the frenzy is starting to mellow. For the first time in my entire life I’m looking forward to January, a month that has always been hideous to me. It can’t be worse that the previous 11 months, and it will mark a new beginning for me. For now, to make it through the most difficult year of my life, I need comfort food, not just for my body but for my soul.
Let’s hope 2015 is my year, I’m already looking forward to it.