Thank you for having me today. I’m excited to be here and ready to share one of my favorite recipes.
Living in the south, we cherish recipes handed down by our families. I have several diverse and delicious recipes given to me by my mother and father. Both were great cooks! I decided to choose one of the items Dad had on his menu.
Not many people know, but my father, Fred Calhoun, owned a restaurant when he was very young, and one of his best sellers was his chili for hotdogs. Through the years, this recipe has been enjoyed for many different occasions. Many times, the chili made a hit at a birthday party or even at Christmas.
The following is his recipe. Please try it sometimes and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
FRED’S CHILI FOR HOTDOGS
3 lbs. hamburger meat
4 large onions
3 24 oz. ketchups
5 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. salt
Cover hamburger meat in hot water in a big boiler. Mash and stir the hamburger meat until all is separated and not lumpy. You can use your hands or a fork. Continue to stir and keep the meat separated while the meat browns or it will lump. When the meat is cooking good, add the seasonings and onions. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Cut off. Add ketchup and stir together. Do not cook anymore. It is ready for the hotdogs! (I have found that cheap ketchup is the best.)
After you enjoy your meal, you can sit back and enjoy a good book. Finger Bones and Wendy has been enjoyed and read by all ages. It is written for anyone in the third grade and up. Here is a summary of the book.
Finger Bones has been sending ghosts to their next destination for years. Now it’s Wendy’s turn.
The Bridgeville Clipper announces Finger Bones is dead at 122-years of age. Wendy is not upset. He will be back. Finger Bones and Wendy have unfinished business in this small town.
When ten-year-old Wendy Dee Winkelmann needs to do some serious thinking she likes to chew bubblegum. While sitting on a bench reading, she becomes friends with an old man the townspeople call, Finger Bones. Some locals consider him odd and spread rumors about the ghastly man who lives up a dirt road in an ramshackle cabin. Yet Wendy soon discovers this old man, who walks to town with a burlap bag tied to a stick, has a special job. He sends ghosts to their next destination, and the stick and burlap bag he carries are magical.
Now Wendy chases the lingering spirits. Soon she finds herself caught up in a devious plan of a dark sinister power, and if it means hurting someone, or worse, it will do whatever is necessary to succeed. It’s all up to Wendy to save Bridgeville before the evil power takes over the town.
AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER:
BOOK TWO: Finger Bones and the Ghost Dog
In this story, we meet a loveable yellow lab named Max. Max is a ghost dog and has returned to the small town of Bridgeville to help save his previous owners, Ryan and Shelley Dumpsters, before it is too late. He has a quest, and Wendy and the team are in the center of this ghostly adventure.
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Finger Bones and Wendy is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.
Thanks so much Sara for sharing your yummy recipe with us today!