We are eating down the pantry before our trip in December and it’s getting thin with choice.
We have run out of the following: cans of tomatoes, jars of tomato sauce, Annie’s Homegrown Shells and White Cheddar, good soups, Near East Rice.
Here’s what we have left: weird stuff.
Two years ago, Chris went on a work trip to Ohio and brought me a souvenir: two cans of Skyline Chili.
I wasn’t sure whether to say “Thank you so much, new boyfriend,” or, “What the…?”
The cans have sat neglected in the cupboards of three different apartments now.
On Wednesday, I decided to see what it was all about. I immediately shot a text to Rebecca, a native of Ohio, to ask her if what I had heard about the best way to enjoy Skyline was true – should I pour it over a bowl of spaghetti and shred cheddar cheese on top?
YES! She wrote back. If I wanted an authentic midwest experience, that’s the way I have to eat it.
But, since the pantry is a bit bare, I made it work with some angel hair pasta and mozzarella cheese. Rebecca warned me before I tried the cheese–saying I may want to test it out first. I did, and I was fine with the odd mixture of flavors.
It did the trick. I was full.
The second can will be gone before we leave town.