A Heartbreaking Taste of the Skyline


It was a sad day at the 80P and Gansie apartment on Saturday. Our lives were devoid of luck  and wins, but thankfully, not of tequila shots and delicious dip.

First, Duke basketball lost a tight one to Georgia Tech. Then we had our friends Raj and Laura over for the Bengals game. The Cincinnati locals are huge fans and even brought over a special straight-from-Cinncy snack. The orange and black lost, though. And then. And then. The Eagles.

We should have left the apartment. Altered the mojo. But no, we kept in our same seats (although Raj did bring some outfit changes, switching gear depending on the flow) and watched the third losing game of the day.

However, I did learn the secret assemblage to a Midwestern treat. Which I’m sure tastes much better over not-missed field goal attempts. Sorry, Raj and Laura!

But as my friends’ Facebook messages say: 5 weeks until pitchers and catchers.


Skyline Chili Dip

In a large oven-proof dish, spread an 8oz package of cream cheese to cover the bottom. Sprinkle a scant layer of chopped raw onion over the cream cheese. Top with warmed Skyline Chili (beware of music with this link).

The chili is complete right out of the can: a flavorful mixture of beef, cinnamon, chocolate and um “spices.”  (Buy it here.) Cover the chili layer with shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 350 until hot and the cheese has melted. A squirt of a Louisiana hot sauce is recommended. Scoop up with “scoop” tortilla chips.


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  • BS January 11, 2010  

    Nice recipe – although I’m more excited to have discovered Chad Ochocinco’s twitter feed – nice find!

  • dad gansie January 11, 2010  

    Nice stuff. Nad breaks about games, good thing there’s always some good simmering going on to cheer us up
    next year!!! Go Phillies!!!! My hat’s back on

  • dad gansie January 11, 2010  

    Ps. Nice beanie Laura yea they were bad breaks games

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