Yeah really Joe. It's chili, not ooh la la french pastry. Even if a pot of "pot luck" style comes out a wee bit lacking (or overpowering) it can still be fixed into something pretty tasty. Of course you may end up with 5 gallons of the stuff but again so what. Bath in it if you must, good for the complexion
In joints I've worked I just call no set recipe chili and soups "...of the moment"
I just turned leftover red sauce with sausage and leftover beef tips in a little brown gravy into a kickin' pot of chili. Had a few different chili's floating around in there and a palm full of cumin, Mmmm that's cookin'!
Made great chili/bean & cheese burrito's (chillito's or whatever your 'ito is). It didn't last the weekend.
I figure if I had not made it, I would not have had it.