Thoughts On The Hormel Chili Pourover Product
While I'm normally
someone that likes to make fresh home-cooked meals, I always like to
have a few quick fall back meals in the pantry just in case I have
one of those days where I can' t fathom cooking a meal that takes
longer than 10 minutes. Enter Hormel Chili Pourovers.
I discovered these fantastic chili pouches on KrazyCouponLady.com
when they told about a sale at WalMart on Hormel pourovers. I
stacked a manufacturer's coupon with the sale price and got mine for
free. Score! These little pouches are now on my list as
a pantry staple.
Hormel offers two kinds
of pourovers: one with beans and one without beans. The chili
without beans is perfect for hotdogs and hamburgers. You can
also make chili cheese fries with it (a favorite of one of my
friends). The chili with beans can be eaten any way you
normally eat chili: over pasta, in a bowl, over Fritos. You
get the idea.
The convenience of the
pouches really won me over on a recent camping trip. As usual,
I wanted to take chili for one of the meals but my week was all
rushed so I had no time to prepare. I threw a few Hormel
pouches into the food container and off we went. It began to
rain as soon as we set up camp, but we somehow remained in good
spirits despite the downpour. The deluge continued through the
dinner hour which meant no fire for cooking so guess what we did?
We ate that chili right out of the pouch with a bag of Fritos.
It wasn't half bad. Granted it would have been super-fabulous
had it been hot and steaming. I was almost tempted to try and
warm it by taping 2 of those little hand warming packets to the
Hormel chili pouch. I decided against it although it may
reappear as a cooking experiment for another day...
Anyway, the meal was
satisfying, the rain continued and after many card games in our
tent, we went to sleep. The sun came out the next day so we
were able to dry out, have a fire, and actually eat the remaining
chili after it was warm.