I cannot begin to tell you how much I love waking up and walking the kids outside to wait for the bus. Cool mornings. Coffee in hand. Autumn teasing. And then. ME TIME. Breathe deep. Put on the tunes. Sing...dance a bit. Read, write, cook, experiment...even cleaning seems dare I say almost enjoyable...um, no...easier. I could do pretty much anything. I could nap...watch a movie...I could even walk around in my skivvies or less. But, on this particular day (not today...it's Saturday...two days ago) I decided to make a chimidog. Not a whole families worth of chimidogs. ONE. SINGLE. CHIMIDOG.
very slightly adapted from Food Network Magazine July/Aug. '10
Monterey Jack cheese
Rub hot dog with chile powder and wrap in a flour tortilla.
Dip in beaten egg, then dredge in flour and deep fry in 350° F vegetable oil until golden.
Sprinkle with Monterey Jack and bake at 375° F until cheese melts.
Top w/ salsa, sour cream, and jalapeños.
Because in the midst all my elation and lightness and high hopes and cooking what I wanted, when I wanted it...I came across a food that was pretty UNimpressive. Not really much flavor going on. Ah well...win some, lose some. Afterall, I have the whole school year to be impressed.