Monday, February 15, 2010

The South Comes To East Van, Y'all

I want my baby back baby back baby back,
I want my baby back baby back baby back,
Chili's Baby Back Ribs.

Ok, so I'm not making baby back ribs, nor am I dining at Chili's and I never have. But, I am making chili from scratch! Woo! One snafu though: I didn't realize until I got home that the Old El Paso Chili Seasoning packet that I bought wasn't in my grocery bag and I didn't actually even purchase it. It might still be all on its lonesome in the basket next to the self-serve cashier I used. A moment of silence please. A moment of silence.

Anyways, I am going to have to improvize tonight-that's what cooking and life is all about!-so I'm using salt, pepper, cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper instead. Which incidentally is pretty much the extent of my spice collection, beyond two unopened packets of thyme and bay leaves. Tomorrow I will make a real Southern meal: chili (probably leftover from tonight), cornbread, and collard greens. I'm so psyched.

I actually wanted to make the cornbread tonight, but I didn't have enough money for baking powder and I wasn't astute enough to just borrow a couple tablespoons from my mum today. Oh well. Tomorrow.

Alright, off to make the chili. I will report back with results. Hold your breath. (Actually don't because who needs to hold their breath for chili? It's impossible to muck up. Maybe wait in suspense instead.

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