for One Word Sunday: skyline

  1. I love this take on the theme.

  2. Kate Lester says:

    And mighty tasty chili as well.

    • We were fans, especially my husband.


    • Thatโ€™s an Ambassadorโ€™s plate that you earned after eating at Skyline a number of times (a large number!) Itโ€™s my husbandโ€™s pride and joy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Kate Lester says:

        Ambassadorโ€™s plate! Good for him.
        I had a close friend who grew up in Cincinnati and loved the chili parlors. Whenever he was in town for business, he would always bring back as much as he could get on the airplane. One time he put the cartons in the overhead bin and when they landed he opened the bin and realized the lids had come off in flight and the chili was now pooled on some passengerโ€™s Burberry raincoat.
        My friend just grabbed his suitcase, left the mess behind, and innocently walked off the plane.
        I would have fessed up, but my story wouldnโ€™t have been so funny.

      • Oh, my, what a mess…and a waste of good chili! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve no idea what this means, but it’s a nice pic!

    • Skyline Chili,, is a chain started in Cincinnati, Ohio by a Greek immigrant.

      โ€œSkyline Chili is unique in that it is not chili con carne, the meat dish that originated in (and is the state dish of) Texas. Instead, Cincinnati chili is a sauce usually used over spaghetti or hot dogs,[6] containing a unique spice blend that gives it a very distinct taste. Officially, the recipe for Skyline Chili is a well-kept family secret among Lambrinides’ surviving children, and the recipe is kept in a bank vault.[7]

      Skyline’s menu includes their signature dishes: cheese coneys (a hot dog topped with Skyline Chili, mustard, onions, and cheese), and 3-ways (spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili and cheese); 4-ways (choice of beans or onions added), and 5-ways (beans and onions both added).โ€

      My husband loved to eat there and this plate, featuring the signature skyline of downtown Cincinnati, is his. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. lolaWi says:

    great take on the prompt! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Yum. Now I’m hungry.

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Well I must admit I’ve not heard of or seen skyline chili around here Janet, but my mother LOVED spaghetti with chili instead of red sauce so of course I do too. Haven’t had it in years!

    • I think theyโ€™re mostly in Ohio. Tina. The copycat recipe I have includes a bit of cinnamon, which may be the secret ingredient. Very tasty. You can also choose to include beans, onions, and/or cheese. So good!!

  7. ledrakenoir says:

    You’re right, Janet, What a super take on the theme – great you could borrow the plate. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. That’s a cool bowl or plate and neat souvenir for eating there a lot! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • He was quite chuffed to get it. Unfortunately, no Skylines anywhere near us now. We have to be content with my recipe…which is still pretty good. ๐Ÿ™‚ One year when we were in Illinois, your older daughter had (canned) Skyline sent to my husband for Christmas and the hot sauce. I provided the rest. Truth be told, my recipe had more meat. ๐Ÿ™‚ But it was fun and a great gift.

  9. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great interpretation, Janet. I had never heard of it, but then I’ve never been to Ohio. Though I did have a penfriend there when I was young. Perhaps I should track him down and visit a Skyline. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. klara b says:

    now that’s a nice gesture! I haven’t heard of any other restaurant doing this.

  11. Su Leslie says:

    I was thinking โ€œplateโ€ โ€” maybe. Glad I read the comments!

  12. bill says:

    love, love, love that Skyline chili spaghetti

  13. tallulahbass says:

    Good interpretation of the challenge, love it, and the idea of chili spaghetti!

    • Although some people have shuddered when we told them about Skyline chili, it’s really quite good and you could always just get chili and beans, although why you would limit it like that is beyond me. ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Prior... says:

    Oh man we used to love skyline chili and hubs has a recipe for it
    One year – layover in Cincinnati and at the airport they had an eatery selling it – and yup – I brought home a big batch – five way I think – and stunk up the plane a little

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  16. Resa says:

    LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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