Chili Cornbread Bake

Hey y’all! Good grief, it has been a hot minute… but alas, here I am! So much to catch you up on but slowly and surely I will get you there. Let me just say though that I cannot believe we’re already coming to the end of September! But my favorite seasons are coming!! Yay!!

Tonight was one of those nights where Hubby and I try to make deals with each other, trying our damndest to get out of cooking dinner. He was easy this evening… all I had to do was take care of Jase’s bath time and he would take care of supper. What was he going to cook? Hot dogs. Of all things… effing hot dogs.

I pulled out 2 cans of chili, a box of Jiffy cornbread mix and shredded cheese and this is what I made:

It’s probably the easiest (and cheapest) meal I ever make and it’s so super yummy. Eric absolutely refuses to eat any kind of soup when it’s warmer than 65 degrees outside so the fact that I got him to eat this on a 70 degree evening speaks volumes to my cooking abilities. 😉

  • Get a 9×9 baking dish and pour in one can of chili. I use chili with beans, but to each his own. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Add second can of chili and top with shredded cheese.
  • Mix Jiffy cornbread mix according to instructions and pour evenly on top.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the top starts to harden – but BEFORE it starts to brown.
  • Poke holes in the cornbread, all the way to the bottom of the dish. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Return to oven and bake until cheese starts to brown.

If you want it to knock your pants off, do it my way. If not, do it however the hell you want. However you do it, enjoy it!

Night loves!

Real Life & Power Outages

3:45 AM: husband's alarm goes off.

Also at 3:45 AM: the power goes out. Naturally, I wake up like the house is on fire because who can sleep without some sort of noise?

3:46 AM: with one eye shut, I'm dialing the 800-number to Alabama Power.

Good morning, and thank you for calling Alabama Power. To report a power outage or dangerous condition, press 1.

To continue in English, press 1.

Power outage main menu: to report a power outage or dangerous condition, press 1.

Pretty sure that was the first step in our conversation, freak.

Please enter your 10-digit phone number, starting with the area code first.

The power seems to be on at this location…

Okay, robo-witch, let me interrupt you right there. If the power was on, I wouldn't be calling. And…considering the power is off, I would say…THE POWER IS OFF. 🙄

To continue reporting an outage for this location, press 1.

Seriously, I should have kept count at how many more times I had to press 1.

3:49 AM: I get out of bed to go look down the street to make sure our house isn't the only house sucked up into the black hole of powerlessness. Eric tells me I might need to go outside to see if a breaker was flipped. I tell Eric he might need to go to hell.

3:50 AM: I go outside to see if a breaker was flipped. The fact that all the breakers were breakering just fine made me 6 times angrier that I just walked outside… before 4 AM… in a t-shirt and skimpies… with fogged up glasses… and my Crocs on… for absolutely no reason.

3:52 AM: I get back into bed and call Alabama Power again and go through their game of 20 Questions all over again. This time though, robo-witch tells me there seems to be a problem in my area and a technician is on-site fixing the issue. Considering this "on-site" she speaks of is literally on my property and I can see it from my front door, I call horse 💩 you lying liar! Ain't a single soul on-site except the cows in the pasture. And…she also says it should be repaired by 6 AM. 6 AM. I may need to apologize in advance to anyone who has to see me today because if I have to get ready for work in the dark, I may end up looking like Ru Paul or a meth addict. Chances are, there's no in-between.

4:26 AM: The adult me says to press 1 to get up and be productive. The anti-adult me says to press 2 to turn on some white noise on iTunes and go my ass back to sleep. The intelligent me wants to know how the hell the adult me can be productive at 4:30 in the morning without any electricity.

Considering I only have an hour and a half left to sleep, I'm going to go ahead and assume that life will be against me and I'm not going to be able to go back to sleep at all.

And when I can't go back to sleep, I may go outside and start screaming obscenities… just because it sounds like the fun thing to do.

6 Point Breakfast

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