For this trusty recipe, pick tart, firm apples that will hold up to the baking. Slice them thinly and add flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of salt. Pile the apples into a prepared crust, dot with butter, and top with another round of pastry. Bake until the apples are tender and the crust is golden.
This is a good, standard chili, with lots of ground beef, tomatoes, kidney and pinto beans, and onions. It needs to simmer for 90 minutes on the stove, or can be made in a slow cooker and left to simmer all day.