April 1, 2009

Fickle Schmickle has a chili-dog for dinner.

Wait...did I post earlier today about eating healthier to shed a few pounds?

Yeah, well, fuck that. I ate a chili-dog for dinner tonight.

So, I contradict myself. Sure, some might call me fickle...and I'm okay with that. I've heard that indecisiveness is a sign of higher intellect. Or something.

Here's the thing:

1. It was colder today than it has been, so I was chilly (no pun intended) in my sandals, skirt, and short-sleeved sweater. I wanted a hot meal when I got home.

2. I suffer from extreme procrastination, and as a result I am stressing out. I eat when I'm stressed and--quite frankly--fresh veggies ain't gonna cut it in the comfort department.

3. I ate healthy food for breakfast & lunch today. Breakfast = 1/2 whole wheat bagel (fiber!) with veggie cream cheese (calcium!), three strips of bacon (protein!), and a banana (fruit!). Lunch = a huge bowl of steamed broccoli (broccoli!), a few small balls of marinated mozzarella (more calcium!), a small container of fat-free Greek yogurt (so much calcium!), and handful of strawberries (fruit, again!). Ok, so, I ate a couple cookies mid-day too. But they had nuts (chock full of protein!) and lime zest (fruit?) in them.

4. Today was the deadline for this month's Taste & Create event. I was paired up with Susan of Life at Quail Hollow and after reading through all of her recipes, I decided on the hot dog chili (aka chili that goes on top of hot dogs).

Hot Dog Chili

1 1/2 pound ground beef
1 1/2 cup onion, finely minced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 - 28 ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup

Brown the ground beef and onion in a large saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until thick. Serve with hot dogs and top with mustard and chopped onions.

Kelly's notes: I added salt & pepper, used fresh garlic (one clove, minced) instead of garlic salt, mixed in a bit of oregano & cayenne pepper, and omitted the ketchup. I let the chili simmer on the low for quite a while, about 1 hour.


Steph said...

That is a lot of work for a chili dog, but you go! You have successfully made a meat on meat sandwich look desirable!

Toontonearmy1 said...

Just shaking my head at you...you can take the girl out of Granite City, but you can't take the ... etc, etc, etc.

Travis said...

This one left me cracking up!! Great choice though, I LOVE chilidogs! I can’t wait to give this one a shot.

Susan said...

If you are ever in GA, you must try the chili dogs at the Varsity, they can't be beat!

test it comm said...

That looks tasty!