One thing I am a snob about is chili. When Eric and I first got married he wanted chili dogs...with chili from a can. I about flipped and it was then I wondered what I got myself into, I am sure he was thinking the same thing.
Fast forward six years later to last week, my coworker asked what kind of canned chili I buy for chili dogs, um none. We started to talk about Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar in the neighboring town. They have the best chili slaw dogs around. Except for it isn't really chili in the sense of having beans, tomatoes, and onions but just like a chili seasoning and ground beef. We decided to try just that and to our amazement the chili dogs tasted almost just like Mrs. Story's minus the slaw and good chocolate soft serve ice cream.
This isn't really a recipe because all you do is
brown & drain 1 lb of hamburger meat
add a pack of chili seasoning, a little squirt of ketchup and 1/2 a cup water
cook until the water is gone
I froze the leftover chili for future dogs. Mrs. Story's boils their hot dogs, but we chose to grill because it was Sunday lunch after all. I am sure my Nana is so proud.
Don't worry I got my ice cream fix later that afternoon at Toomer's. I couldn't waste this rare moment on chocolate soft serve so I pulled out all the stops and ordered a hot fudge brownie. After 3 chili dogs, does it really matter?
I had to throw that last picture in for all the Auburn fans coming into town in the next few months for football season!! Make sure you stop by Toomer's & Mrs Story's!