Having finally recovered from Election night frenzy, I actually cooked Wednesday night. Now that I have a working printer again, I cruise the Internets looking for recipes to add to my bursting Betty Crocker recipe binder. One them I came across on the Kraft website was for Chili Barbecue Beef Sandwiches. I thought it sounded good, and after making a batch of homemade chili seasoning, it was perfect for the night after the election. I was up way too late, and poor Jay didn’t sleep at all (he had to go back into work to cover the election and was far too wired when he finally got home to try and sleep). So I wanted something that wasn’t going to take much effort.
There ended up being a lot of leftover meat, which I figured was good–We’re curbing our budget big-time these days (gotta start the Christmas shopping and a certain little bambino has a birthday right after the holidays), so I wanted to re-purpose the leftovers (assuming Jay hadn’t eaten them…Sometimes leftover meat isn’t safe around him!). The weather’s been decent for it being November in South Dakota, so I walked home for lunch a couple days this week. One of those days, I made myself a bowl of mashed potatoes, and on the back of the instant potato box was a recipe for potato-corn cakes. I thought they sounded good, and would be even better topped with the leftover beef.
And they were! They were a bit of a pain in the butt to make, though. The original recipe suggests they’re to be used as an appetizer, but I made them larger than called for, since I wanted them as part of the main dish.
It worked well, I thought.
I left the meat off the bambino’s–I used the last of our Famous Dave’s Devil’s Spit sauce, and that’s almost too spicy for me. But I’ve been on a bit of a spicy kick lately, especially since it feels like it’s been ages since we’ve gone to Buffalo Wild Wings! It’s been good, though, since we’ve had off and on dreary, gloomy days this week.