Sunday, November 29, 2009

Last Day in Gatlinburg/ Chili Recipe

Duleys playing in the creek one last time- Ok, so Scott and Hannah joined us for the picture, and I never truly got my feet wet (gotta love rubber boots!)... Sarah, Will, and Josh are the crazy ones!

Friday was our last day in Gatlinburg, and we had not been on many hikes. Will really wanted to see a waterfall, so we picked the Grotto Falls trail. It was only a 2.8 round trip hike, so all 6 Duleys and my mom and dad headed for the hills.

Friday afternoon and evening we spent packing and huddling around the campfire... it had gotten cold, and it was the perfect night for chili!

Dad's Y'all Come Down Chili Recipe
3# Ground beef + 3 onions, chopped... brown together and drain
1 stick butter
1/4 c cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. Dry rub season
1 package chili seasoning mix
3 (16oz) baked beans
2 cans Rotel
6-12 garlic cloves
1/2 cup dill pickle juice
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 (or more) cups water
1 Tbsp sugar

Mix all ingredients together and simmer or cook in crock pot! This is a delicious chili with a bit of a sweet & spicy "whang!"

Sarah, Josh, Hannah, and Will- about to walk behind the waterfall!

Happy Hikers

S & H at the top


Sarah, Will, Josh, Hannah

Will, Hannah, Sarah

H & S along the trail

Josh and Will- "We made it!"

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