I don’t know if it’s just me, but some of my most tasty dishes are ones that are totally unplanned and last minute. I can plan all day, prep ingredients then when the time comes to actually prepare the meal, I opt to make something completely different. Oh well, at least it all works out for the
Case in point. Last week I bought some mincebeef, it being summer with easy meals and all. The plan all along was to have the daughter make some quick and easy pasta with a marinara meat sauce one day, but since when does this Libra mess stick to a plan? When I eventually made my way to the kitchen, I reached into the cupboard for the pasta, uhmm what pasta? I didn’t buy any and since it’s not something I cook often, I surely didn’t have any stocked! Sigh. But wait, what’s that I spot? Oh look, cans of kidney beans, and this is what I envisoned immediately!I felt the sudden urgent need to eat chili con carne. I must admit I used to HEART Wendy’s chili in NY in my meatier days, and my best bet here in Bim has been Bert’s Bar, but it’s all a phase with me.
Anyhooos, once I decided on the chili, I HAD to mix up some quick cornbread, which always gets me singing, “it’s cornbread,…” (remember the movie Cornbread, Earl & Me?)
And what do you know, I also had some tacos in the fridge from who knows when, so I broke those up, drizzled some olive oil and popped them in the still hot oven for all of one minute. I need some crunch in my mouth, sorry.
We ended up with a meal that was soooo darn delicious. I had to beg the teens not to eat the entire dish of bread and I swear they were going to eat all of the chili in one sitting so I actually had to remove the bowl from the table. #thestruggleisrealwithteensandfood
Quick, simple ingredients but packing major flavours. Look out for this recipe soon!
What can I tell yah, beans have bean good to me this week.
P:S: Can you believe the son and I woke to an empty bowl the next day? The daughter took ALL OF THE LEFTOVERS AND ALL BUT ON SLICE OF CORNBREAD to her athletic clinic!!!! Words fail me. I’m done.