Okay, so this is kind of a silly recipe (actually two recipes), but it is surprisingly tasty, and has a story to go with it.
Several years ago, I suggested to my son that we have Chili Mac and he thought the idea sounded gross. But then two weeks ago, when it was just me and him home for dinner because my husband was at a hockey game, I looked in the cupboard and there was a can of Hormel Chili. I had bought it a while back for the purpose of making chili dogs, which has become one of my son’s favorite foods recently. (It’s Sonic the Hedgehog’s favorite food, so he decided he loved them, too.)
Anyway, I looked at the can of Hormel Chili, and knew I had Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and made the once-rejected suggestion again. His response this time was, “Mmmmm, that sounds good!” He loved it! Since then he has said several times that we should have Chili Mac more often. It’s easy, so maybe we will.
Prepare Macaroni and Cheese with milk and butter according to package directions. Heat Chili in a small pan. Stir Chili and Mac and Cheese together. Heat through on low heat to combine flavors.
And now, the rest of the story
When I told my son I had scheduled a post that mentioned Sonic the Hedgehog, and that it was for Chili Mac, he got all excited. “I know,” he said, “post a recipe for Chili Mac Dogs. That would be an original recipe.” He insisted I modifiy this post to include his original recipe.
A caveat: We have not actually tried this yet, but my son is convinced it would be delicious. It may have to be on the menu soon.
Chili Mac Dogs
Hot dog buns
Prepare Chili Mac according to recipe above. Cook hot dogs according to package directions (either boil or fry). Lightly toast hot dog buns under the broiler, if desired. Place one hot dog in each bun and top with Chili Mac. Enjoy!
If I make it in the next week, I’ll come back and post a picture.