Monday, November 12, 2018

Uncle Bert's Favorite Chili - Favorite Family Recipes Blog Hop

When these Favorite Family Recipe challenges come around, I always feel sentimental and get a bit misty. 

It's always exciting to see what everyone brings to the table!  (pun intended)

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Since our posts will publish the day after Veteran's Day, this handsome fellow came to mind.  He is my Daddy's brother, Bert, who retired from the Army ages ago.  As a child, we would visit my grandparents' farm and Uncle Bert would let us ride in the back of his truck when he went to check the cows.  We followed him pretty much everywhere he went, and he had a way of making us feel welcome.

After his passing, I am very blessed to have been trusted with his military records along with this treasure.

Most of this program from the 1982 VFW National Convention is still readable, which is very interesting, but my Uncle Bert also taped all kinds of recipes inside it.  Notice his note on the front, Bert's Chili, Page 11.  Let's take a look.

Bert's Favorite Chili is written at the bottom.  Seeing his handwriting brings tears to my eyes.  Colder days seem to make chili taste better, right?  And four pounds of ground chuck isn't going to hurt the flavor, either!  ;-)

Here's the rest of Page 11.  I have all the ingredients for that granola.  It sounds really good, too!

For more amazing recipes, just keep reading!

;-)  -Marci


  1. What a wonderful family treasure! The recipe sounds delicious too.

  2. I love your family memories and also a great recipe!

  3. What a family treasure! Chili is the perfect recipe for cold weather for sure! I'm thankful for all those who have so faithfully served the U.S.A.

  4. It's wonderful that you have this special piece of your family's history. A good chili recipe is always a hit.

  5. What a wonderful piece of history for you and your family!

  6. Marci, You have some amazing recipe treasures! Always great to have a good chili recipe for this time of year! Pinning

  7. That's wonderful to have a piece of your families history. Chili is perfect for a cold day

  8. How sweet to have that recipe handwritten by your uncle. I have been on a chili making kick, trying all different ones. Recently I made Chocolate Chili....really good!

  9. What a great story and tribute to Bert. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope your week is great!


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