Two Goals One Night
Cook Jeremy a special meal Make a treat for firemen
The special meal menu was EASY CHILI & CHEESE FRIES…if you want the recipe, email me and I can send your way!
Our very nutritious appetizer…Dean’s dip and chips. Nothing says let’s get ready to watch some football like Dean’s dip and chips. Have you tried this? It is like so good. It’s bad…but oh-so-good.
The best part about this chili is that it isn’t just meat and cheese. I have the hardest time getting Jeremy to eat tomatoes. It is like getting an ADD kid to sit still. But with this hearty combination, not only does he get a man’s meal full of lycopene but he really enjoys eating it. He even will go so far to ask for it. And being the sweetheart that he is, he rarely asks me to DO or MAKE anything! It must mean that he loves it
This goal isn’t easy. It requires me to plan ahead. I don’t want to make his special meal each month consist of a steak and potatoes…not that he’d mind. But I want each menu to be appropriate for the month and consist of one of his favorites. Seeing as how it is January, comfort food is in order. So cheese fries…while the chili is simmering, I threw some bacon on.
Then the fries. yowza that’s hot… and yes, I added some canola oil right to the bacon drippings. This is not going to help my #1 resolution.
Check on the chili. Yup, looking good! Chunky, meaty, tasty!
Layered the fries with cheese and the yummy chopped bacon, served it all up on a tray, and WAHLA! A special meal fit for watching this:
Needless to say, he couldn’t finish. But I got a big thumbs up! I mean, just look at all the chunky heartiness!
And then came dessert. Dessert for our dear firemen. Firemen who so honorably sacrifice time with their families so that they can risk their lives to keep us from danger. Nothing I could ever make would be enough. So what I try to do is induce a momentary coma-like-state via chocolate to say thanks. The recipe is SUPER easy…and has only three ingredients (which I love!) and requires absolutely no baking. Can this be true? Oh yes, yes it can!
These little balls of hypnosis can help anyone forget that they are running into a burning building or firey accident scene or getting clawed by Granny’s kitty stuck in that tree. They are absolutely 100% divine. I made the full-fat version and the reduced fat version…just in case a certain firewarrior has their own New Year’s resolutions!
And because I know you ALL want to make these, here is the recipe:
3 cups finely chopped Oreo cookies (can substitute reduced fat Oreos)
1 package cream cheese (can sub fat-free cream cheese)
Roll into 1-inch balls – stick in toothpicks for easy dipping – then pop into freezer to harden up.
16 oz semi sweet chocolate or 8 oz vanilla/8 oz chocolate
Coat all balls with chocolate – decorate till your heart’s content Pop back in freezer. Serve cold in uber-cute box.
I figure that everyone has a fantastic easy-peesy-lemon-squeezy recipe out there…and I need five more recipes for five more months of Firemen treats. And I want your best…I want something that will cause seizures, fainting, dizziness, loss of hearing, and intense bravery. My hope is that if I ever have a house fire (probably caused by bacon), the firemen will recognize me as the girl who makes those ridiculously delicious desserts and hurry Sound that alarm!