The weather has gotten warmer in Atlanta but we've still been enjoying our fireplace - sometimes with the air conditioner on. I LOVE sitting in front of a warm, crackling fire and apparently, the kids do to.
Sitting in front of the fire, eating a bowl of chili sounds ideal but the reality is that it's usually a less than idealistic and downright messy experience. I came up with a new way to eat chili that makes it even easier to enjoy chili in front of the fire - chili hand pies.
Chili Hand Pies
Prepare a pie crust or purchase a pie crust and cut it into circles. (I used a tupperware lid as a guide to make perfect circles.)
Fill each circle with a scoop of chili. (I used some leftover vegetarian chili that I had on hand.)
Sprinkle with your favorite cheese.
Fold dough in half and press seam to seal.
Place on a silpat baking mat and bake 20 minutes at 350 or until golden brown.
Enjoy by your fire tonight.