Michael's vegetarian chili, from Andrea Meyers
There are those who believe that chili means meat, and chile peppers, and tomato and spices, and little else. And, there are those who believe that chili means chile peppers, tomato, spices, and whatever else. This vegetarian chili from Andrea Meyers -- actually her husband's creation -- goes into the whatever-else category. The requisite chile peppers are there, as few or as many as you wish, adding punch to several varieties of beans and squash. Top the chili with cheese, and serve with a pitcher of cold beer (or water) on the side.