Well, we went to Holland <right across the border for me> for a road trip and a bite and beer, found a place labeled as "American Ribs and Eats" specialising in Tex Mex.... this, I had to check out. So, we got the daily special, which turned out to include "Chili con Carne".... oh, mistake number one. When it came, it was made up of cooked white beans covering potato skins, with a saucy base of bell peppers, ground meat, and get this.. NO cumin, NO chili powder, it was SWEET, and tasted distinctly of canned baked beans. I asked for some hot sauce to make it palatable, and got a tiny dish of something she called "fire sauce".... it was sweet. No heat. I stopped her and asked for ANYTHING hot, and she said, oh, like sambal?... and then forgot about me anyhow. From now on, I don't go NOWHERE without my Calvin's. The only thing that saved the day was that they had real pitchers of beer, 1.5 liters, too bad it was Oranjeboom..... Diane wishing for the burn in Flanders.