Now that it’s fall we are all looking for some winter fast foods. Try Jan Bush’s quick chili for a change. People will think you have slaved for hours on this and it really is quite simple. Best thing about it is you can serve it over rice for the “old man” and over chips for the kids.

• 2 pounds ground meat (use sirloin less fat)
• onion powder
• 2 cans Rotel tomatoes
• chili mix
• 1/2 can water
• 2 cans Ranch Style beans
• 1 pound Velveeta cheese
• 1 carton half and half

Brown meat and onion powder. Drain, add chili mix, tomatoes and water, beans, cheese and half and half. Cook until cheese melts and soup is bubbly. Serve plain over rice or over corn chips.

How about serving a pear salad with it:

• 1 large can sliced pears
• 4 ounces cream cheese softened
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans
• 1 large package lime Jello

Mix cream cheese and pecans. Stuff in center of pears. Turn pears down in 9-  by 13-inch glass loaf bowl. Mix Jello and pour over pears. Allow to set slice in servings and serve on a lettuce loaf. Nothing else needed. Not even crackers unless you serve it plain. Gooder’n Syrup. Von.