After tonight I will have 16 recipes left to cook! Sweet 16! Ree if you are out there, PW if you are reading it has been a blast! All my family and friends are loving that I am cooking my buns off (or more literally cooking my buns ON).
Although, this morning at the breakfast table when tonight’s menu was announced, Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Taters, PW’s artery clogging gravy, and Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce for dessert! Cece, my 7 year old, slammed her head on the counter and whined “nooooooo, I don’t like my steak with chicken on it!”. “But Uncle Skidder is coming for dinner and is stayin to watch American Idol”, that one didn’t even pull her out of her misery.
Poor kid. Life is tough!
Last night I made P-Dubs Simple, Perfect Chili. That it is! It was crazy easy. You do need to purchase masa(corn flour, found in the Mexican food section of your local grocier), I had never used masa until I started cooking with Ree.
Yes, I just said cooking with Ree. I am not delusional, I am cooking through her cookbook. So in my own little universe I am allowed to say “cooking with” Ree.
Anyway, I love what masa does to chili, it gives it an added something-er another that you just can’t put your finger on, but you know it’s different and good!
Ree’s recipe says you can add beans and tomatoes to it, making it more like the chili we normally eat out of a bowl. I thought it would be good on hot dogs! YUM, I do love me a good chili dog. Now don’t freak out on me for eating hot dogs. I bought the all natural Kosher brand.
Although I did eat hot dogs raw out of the package as a kid….UGH! I can’t believe I just told you that.
YES, is that not disgusting??? I would run around eating a raw hot dog like it was licorice or something. Mom, what were you thinking dear lady?
This was our dinner spread. All beef Hebrew National Kosher hot dogs with Ree’s “perfect chili”, cheese and onions for toppings, potato wedges, and chocolate malteds made with my favorite Ovaltine (8 vitamins and minerals!). Oh Yeah Baby!
Unfortunately, I have leftovers that are calling my name from the depths of my over stuffed fridge…..oooh chili dogs for lunch and Chicken Fried Steak for supper. I don’t know if the “pant size” part of the deal is gonna hold up. No worries, there will be a drawing whether my pants fit or not!
I cannot wait to see who wins this book! Comment on any Sheila & Ree Project Post and this could be yours!