Friday, March 18, 2011
Chili Cheese Dogs
There could be a biblical storm raging outside and a marathon of Wild Hogs on TV and I still would not want to remain at home on the couch as much as I did last night.
It had been a great day of games. The first five games were decided by 15 points... combined. I correctly picked 7 of the first 8 games. My friend Murph's alma mater, Princeton, almost shocked Kentucky. Gonzaga beat St. John's, another upset I had picked, though calling it an "upset" is a stretch. (Anyone who did not think Steve Lavin would be out-coached by Mark Few is obviously not familiar with either of their careers.) My friend Maya's alma mater, Richmond, upset Vanderbilt.
(The single most fun sporting event I have ever attended - more than the World Series, Rose Bowl, NBA Finals, or World Cup - was a conference tournament final between Richmond and UNC Wilmington at the Richmond Coliseum. Whichever team won was going on to March Madness; whichever team lost was done for the season. I have never seen more passion at any sporting event. It's not even close. I've always cheered for Richmond since that night.)
I turned my attention to dinner, remembering that the other day I had bought a few wieners at Taylor's Prime Meats. Chili cheese dogs sounded really good to me.
(Moe: "Listen up, this is the busiest drinking day of the year, where are the designated drivers?.... Beat it, I got no room for cheapskates.")
While watching The Simpsons, I steamed the wieners until they were hot, just about ready to burst. I placed them in french rolls and covered mine with chili, extra-sharp Irish cheddar, slivers of red onions, relish, and mustard. A bit too many toppings? Perhaps.
But it was delicious and the perfect meal to eat while watching basketball.
Posted by JustinM at 10:51 AM