It’s back to school time!
Unlike Billy Madison, we did not pack up our lunch to take to school. We both grew up eating “hot lunch” every day. School lunches were hit and miss. Some of them we loved. Some…not so much (i.e. Shrimp Shapes – whatever the crap those things were).
This week, we decided to revisit our past and remake some of our favorite school lunches and snacks. If you were to ask most people in small town Iowa what their favorite school lunch was, many of them (including us) would say, “Chili and Cinnamon Rolls.” So for the first day of Back To School Week at 1 cup Awesome, we decided to make this incredible lunch. If you did not grow up in a school that served these two foods together, it may sound like the weirdest combo ever. Please take our word for us on this…it is glorious.
Just when your mouth can’t handle any more spicy chili, you take a bite of the sweet, gooey cinnamon roll and all is right in the world.
To save time, we used our favorite store-bought cinnamon rolls, Rhodes. We served them with carrots, ice cold milk, fritos (to put in the chili), and of course, The Best Chili Ever.
You may be thinking, “that is pretty bold to call your chili the best ever.” Here’s the deal, everybody likes chili the way that they like it. Profound…we know. Almost every recipe is different in some way and people like different things in their chili. We know exactly how we like ours, so to us this is truly the best chili ever! We prefer a hearty chili over a “soupy” chili. Because of that, we don’t add any tomato juice. There are two other things that make this original chili recipe our favorite…beer and buffalo wing sauce. Yes. That is right.
Beer + Hot Wing Sauce = The Best Chili Ever.