Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Lone Star Treat.


I just wanted to say thank you Texas.  Aside from your generally scary politics and unforgiving, dirty, hot summers you created something I can really get behind.  You make some awesome food.  BBQ, yes Ma'am.  Amazing beef, check.  Mexican food, well not really your invention but I'll thank you for just being in proximity to delicious Mexico.  Frito Pie, Hell yes.  Wait, please don't tell me you've never heard of Frito pie.  Let's get you back to the School of Deliciousness.  Food you can't live without 101.  Frito pie is simple.  Make a yummy chili.  Open a bag of Fritos.  Pour chili over Fritos.  Top with and ungodly amount of bright orange cheese.  If you're fancy add scallions, cilantro, and sour cream.  This is an Austin TX specialty.  Austin is my favorite part of Texas.  It's where aging Seattle punk rockers go to grow old and eat their oatmeal.  No offense to all my lovely Austin friends, you know it's true.

Anywho, I just used my recipe for Buckeye Chili and omitted the cinnamon.  Buy a bag of plain Fritos.  Cover with a ladle of chili.  A friendly handful of cheddar jack cheese.  Sliced scallions and chopped cilantro because I am in fact fancy.  Eat with a fork and lots of napkins.  Oh, and don't wear white unless you want your outfit to look like a Jackson Pollock chili painting.  A cute way to serve a bunch of Frito Pies is to buy the little individual bags of Fritos and just split them open and serve them in the bag.  Very cool.  Pop in a DVD of Pee Wee's Big Adventure (the Alamo doesn't have a basement, dummy!) or snuggle up with the new wacky crime novel by G.W. Bush and crunch away.  

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