Read 'Em & Eat-Ladies Man

Clark Stevens has always had a way with women, but his teenage daughter despises him.  When his daughter comes to live with him fulltime, he enlists co-worker, Julie Wahl, to coach him on parenting skills.
As a single mom and paralegal, Julie, has successfully balanced family, work and swing dancing. After heartbreak on the dance floor, the last thing Julie needs is an office romance.  But she can hardly say no to a colleague in need, especially one with dark brown eyes and a killer grin.

Since Ladies Man is as much about raising teens as swing dancing, I’d recommend pairing it with Cincinnati-style chili which features two ingredients favored by kids, ground beef and spaghetti. My version is cheap and quick which are key factors when cooking for ravenous teens.

1 pkg chili seasoning
1 pound ground beef
1 can tomato sauce
16 oz spaghetti
Optional toppings: chopped onion, diced tomato, shredded cheddar cheese.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions while browning ground beef.
Drain any excess fat from the ground beef and stir in chili seasoning and tomato sauce.
Top spaghetti with chili and toppings and serve.
For a healthier vibe, use ground turkey and whole wheat spaghetti noodles.

I’ve also found that this recipe pairs well with a classic horror film or mystery particularly after a bad day at work.  There’s nothing like intrigue and chili to chase off the worries of the day.


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