Yum, Frito Pie.
I'm pretty sure my Northern sensibilities would have balked at this not too long ago, but it's definitely become a common craving around these parts. Along with a cold Shiner, it's pretty well unbeatable.
So, why let the fact that it was 107 yesterday (yeah, that's farenheit, not kelvin) stop us from eating a bunch of Fritos doused in the Soup Peddler's awesome 3-bean chili?
Apparently, the real way to do a Frito Pie is to split open a bag of Fritos (not the economy-size family bag, a snack size) and ladle chili on top of the Fritos therein. Then you eat.
We fancied it up, but only a little. Hey, if we were going to commit the sacrilege of eating Frito Pie with :gasp: VEGETARIAN chili, with BEANS no less, we figured we might as well go all the way.
First of all, we ate it out of a bowl.
Here's a picture of the chili over the fritos, with the accoutrements in the background.
And, all dolled up:
Then, you mix everything together so the cheese melts.
We didn't take a picture of the completely finished product to show you guys, becuase we were too busy scarfing. Too bad, so sad.
Really great, easy dinner (especially if you have the chili already on hand). Maybe we should have it again when the stupid temperature drops a little. Seriously? This is the third day in a row it's been over 100 degrees (and yesterday and Sunday, the high was 107). Look at this month-to-date from the Weather Channel. Since I don't know how long that's going to be an active link, I'll tell you that we've had one day so far this month that the high temperature was below 90, and 20 (!) days where the high was over 95.
It's SEPTEMBER! AAARGH!
Thanks for letting me yell that.
Oh, and for those of you who are thinking "Well, it IS her fault she lives in Texas," let me tell you that these are record temperatures. We busted the record high yesterday by 10 degrees. This is getting stupid.
But at least the Frito Pie was good. (Did you like what I did there, bringing you back to the central theme? Hey, my pleasure.)