So it started as a "here's what I'm having for dinner" into "here's my version of your dinner" to "send me the recipe and let me have a go at it". And the latest line from last night was "who's cooking it next?". A full day banter of which version looks tastier ended up as an encouragement/challenge to give it a try.
This is similar to our local dish called "giniling", which is silly really, I don't know why we do that. Giniling in English is ground, so, it's practically just translating the name of the main ingredient. Sounds like Pizza Pie and the recent shop I saw in Abu Dhabi, Panaderia Bakery.
So anywho, going back to triple C, although I've been cooking giniling for so long, never been tempted to cook CCC until I saw the photos posted by my twitter buddies. Something about remembering my dad coming from overseas duties with the GI Joe's, bringing home canned Chili Con Carne and us trying it but not really liking it much made me think, "maybe I'll like it this time". Maybe if I cook it from scratch and not try a canned version it'll taste way better because those twitter photos definitely look a million times upgrade from the canned ones I tasted moons ago?
And boy oh boy, am I am glad for that twitter banter. I think I just added another dish to my ever growing list of comfort food.
Here are just some of the photos I have taken before hubby and I tucked in. By the time we finished, we have sauce on our chins and have a hard to wipe grin. I gave myself a pat on the back as well as a little pat on my tummy, it was working overtime.