Today, many families here in Mid-America eat these two foods together. Restaurants advertise chili and cinnamon rolls on their outdoor signs. As many Mexican cooks know, the slightly spicy flavor of the cinnamon brings out the sweet flavor of chilies. Add hot just-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls to a steaming bowl of savory chili and you have a delicious meal for cool autumn and frigid winter nights.
Building on this Midwest tradition, my mother's family eats chili with cottage cheese in it, something the high schoolers added to their chili when they were students at boarding school.
|Chili with cottage cheese and crackers|
1. Add all ingredients to large crock pot. Cook for 8 hours on low setting.
Come back tomorrow for a cinnamon rolls recipe!