The week is off to a good start. I've been to the gym two days in a row and I feel like an angry Sasquatch drug me around by the armpits (look at me finding muscles I didn't even know I had). Also, I'm down 16.2 pounds and my dress pants are falling off. Normally this would irritate me, but given the circumstances, I was standing on the stairs dancing and singing my rendition of "My Pants are Falling Off" - the dogs looked very confused. I like to keep them on their toes.
Now, I'm cooking and it smells amazing. Gordon Ramsay would be mortified. I discovered these things called corn tots, and if I've already told you about them, tough nuggets, you'll hear about them again. I have a huge soft spot for deep fat fried corn nuggets with ranch (usually procured at a bar). Cream corn, batter, boiling oil, a match made in cholesterol heaven. Unfortunately, if I want to live past 40, I can't eat them all the time. That's where the Green Giant corn tots come in. They are not the same thing, but they are definitely related. They look like a tater tot, but are made of sweet, delicious corn and you bake them in the oven. I'm tearing up just talking about them.
Tonight, I have decided to pair them with Kid's Chili. I didn't name it. I found it in a magazine probably 15 years ago and have totally forgotten most of the original recipe so I improvise like it's my job. This version has a pound of ground turkey, a bunch of spices, a can of baked beans, and a can of tomato sauce. It turns out a sweet, not spicy chili which I am about to make even more amazeballs by putting it on top of corn tots. And adding a sprinkle of cheese, do not forget the cheese sprinkle!
It's days like these where I'm so filled with joy, I feel like maybe I should share my "Pants are Falling Off" song with the neighbors. Then again, I can't rightly enjoy my chili corn tots in jail, now can I?
Creating my own sunshine 🌞