Now and then creativity rears it’s head in unusual ways with me. This morning it just so happened to be with a tub of leftover white chili. Our food supply is low as we are purging out a lot of foods that will no longer be acceptable in a diet we are soon to start. We will be cutting out all sugar, starches, alcohol, dairy items, grains, and other various foods for a while. So at this point we have already rid our cupboards of a lot of stuff.
So I’m looking for something extra to eat with my eggs this morning and I find nothing, and I mean nothing, to eat with them. I used to eat eggs and toast. Now I have to find a new companion for my eggs. I rummaged around for a short while wondering what in the world to have with them. Then I noticed a small tub of leftover white chili (which already had rice added the second day for leftovers) and creativity struck. “What if I spooned a little of that chili into the skillet with some butter?” I pondered. At first I thought “no that won’t work”, yet once the idea had a hold of me it wouldn’t let go. I tried it.
I heated up the iron skillet and dropped a dollop of butter in. Grabbed the chili from the fridge and nabbed a spoon from the drawer and I was off to cookin’. I spooned some into the delicious butteryness and added a touch of salt. I used a spatula to form it into a round shape. It held it’s form fairly well thanks to the rice, but did come apart some when I flipped it.
After it was golden brown on both sides I removed it and placed it on my plate. Then I fried up three eggs and laid them each atop the “white chili patty”. Turned off the stove, got a glass of water and sat down to try it out. I was mildly skeptical, but I knew it would be edible whether I like it much or not. Boy did my skepticism leap out of my brain and run down the hall after I tasted it! It was darn good!
Sometimes it is good to just follow whatever crazy ideas may pop into your head, even if you are fearful of the result.