Sunday, December 11, 2011

Eating Out a Big Shit Sandwich

Hi kids!  I know, I know...slacking on the chili recipe.  Needless to say that it was a layer of cream cheese, shredded cheddar, refried beans and our home made chili spread over the top and tossed into a 400 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes.

It totally looked like this

And the non-superhot with olives to mark it as safe for the kiddies (kinda)

The only real difference was in what peppers were used.  The non-superhot was made out of a chili powder made solely from our Aji Lemon and Peter Peppers.  The superhot had some of the chili powder as well as a puree of all of our ripened superhot peppers, which really brightened up the burn and added that awesome chinense flavor that the superhots are know for.

I was quite impressed that the family put a bigger dent in the superhot dip after some friendly teasing from your's truly.  It was certainly warm, but it exploded quickly and was heavily mellowed by the cream cheese at the bottom of the dip.  But even on it's own, I've enjoyed several bowls of the chili by itself with some cornbread and found the heat to be extremely bearable.  Now, I wouldn't recommend having a bowl right before bed....that seems to lead to an excruciatingly interesting morning... 

But on to the reason for the title.  It seems the EOF household has been hit with a recent layoff.  Combine that with the economic downturn and a sudden need for some home repairs and we're at the point where the blog should be renamed Down and Out in Fresno.  Which is essentially enforcing some major lifestyle cutbacks and free time evaporating.

Worry not though dear reader!  For we're not admitting bloggery defeat in the face of adversity.  But we are accepting some of our human limitations and commiting ourselves to not turning a food blog into the FML-The Old Ghetto House blog.  So I'm hoping to only park the blog for the next couple weeks and then get back into it with some of the cheap-ass grub I'll be throwing together on our new, tighter budget.  To quote Lt. Lockhart from Full Metal Jacket: "It's a huge shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite."

At least my bite will be tastefully seasoned with cumin and oregano!