Refried Black Bean Chili

Refried Bean Chili

Refried Bean Chili

Chili is one of those foods I like with other foods.  I like to put chili on a hot dog that has been grilled to dark perfection, then sprinkle it with cheese.  Or I like to put chili on an omelet with a nice handful of cheese.  It makes a serious breakfast!  Then there’s adding a whole lot of shredded cheese to make a queso for tortilla chips.  Chili is versatile in my castle!
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Long John Thoughts

Long Johns for Breakfast

Long Johns for Breakfast

My Monday mornings are usually groaners. I adore my grandchildren but getting up at 6 am to drive over and babysit them is a bit evil. This morning, as I often do on Mondays, I did a quick stop at the grocery store on the way and bought a long john. Ok I bought two. It was a long weekend. So as the kids still sleep I wonder at the origin of long johns and think about the past weekend. Continue reading

Chili Corn Dog Casserole

Chili Corn Dog Casserole

Chili Corn Dog Casserole

When I saw the post for a corn dog casserole on June Cleaver’s blog I was interested. I’m a huge fan of corn dogs. I’ve had no luck in making them and resigned myself to buying them already made or frozen to reheat later. A whole casserole of corn dog magnificence sounded delish! Alas it wasn’t an easy recipe. It relied on a self-rising cornmeal that I didn’t have.  I hadn’t known it even existed. Continue reading