National Chili and Chocolate Covered Nuts Day

chiliToday is National Chili Day. Chili is believed to come from Mexico, but it wasn’t. It was, however, influenced by Mexican culture. It is also influenced by Native American and Spanish traditions. Chili originated in Texas, where all three cultures came together. Celebrate National Chili Day by having a delicious bowl chili tonight. How do you like your chili? Chili is protein-packed any way you like it. With beef, chicken or vegetarian, chili can be served with a side of cornbread. Chili is a fabulous comfort food for the winter season.

 chocolate covered nutsTo finish off your day, while you’re watching TV,  have chocolate cover nuts for dessert because this is also National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day.  Buy your almonds, filberts, or cashews covered with chocolate. Make them your dessert of choice for today.