Tupperware, the lifesaver of student and frugal eater both; the cradle from which the once-cooked becomes the twice-cooked and, for me, that only means twice as tasty.
So, a surplus of Chili – sat overnight getting more thickly intense and demonic – was ladled generously onto a hot dog (just canned dogs, supermarket subs -nothing major) and topped with sharp, strong Cheddar. Once you get through the rapidly-melting cheese, a molten layer of bean-filled Chili awaits, only to be trumped at the last minute by a huge bite of smoky-sweet Hot Dog. Paper to wipe your hands on is essential. The only thing missing was another dollop of fried onions… maybe next time.
Feet up, footy on, and pour a smooth, creamy Buxton Kinder Stout (4.1%abv) ; sweet and heavy on the mocha, ploughing a furrow of chocolate and cream rather than the fruity, drying espresso. Gulped down in seconds, as quickly as the Chili-Dog disappears. Sweet, spicy, roasty, toasty. That’s the motto of this meal.