When I thought that Gillian and Darcey were going to spend last week with us, I stocked up on easy meals that could feed an army. One thing I bought was some special chili that had steak and black beans in it.
Over the weekend, I offered it to the girls.
Oh they don't like chili.
Yuck! No chili!!
Tonight I wasn't sure that I even had the energy to drive home, much less cook dinner, and it is SO cold here, that the chili really sounded good to me. But if I ate that, then I would still have to fix the girls something and I knew we were down to just one bowl of Chinese noodles, so that would not work either.
So I decided to trick them.
I made some rice, heated up the chili, and then told them dinner was ready.
Grace asked if it was Gumbo. Annabel asked if it was soup. I told them it was meat and beans.
They LOVED it!
It was hot and spicy and just what they wanted!
That's when I told them it was chili.
A lot of disbelief, but then the rationalization, it wasn't just any kind of chili, and I never said it could be served with rice, etc., etc. You just have to laugh! Each had second helpings and there were no leftovers!