It’s like watching the reality show, Survivor, many times over…it’s the biggest news of the day. And headlines after headlines…

*18th miner just pulled up from collapsed mine

*Rescue brings joy to families and nation

*Joyous tears of miners’ relatives and cries of “Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!”

*Fight of God and Devil, and God won

*Trapped Miners kept promise to never surrender

*Rescuers biggest concern: Miners panic attacks

*Oldest trapped miner exits the rescue capsule

*Rescued miners greeted with cheers, tears

The streaming videos and many more stories bring tears to my eyes and strength to my heart and soul. With this post, I send my warmest hugs and kisses to all the “super” brave men, their families and also to the rescuers. I am sure there is a reason for the trapped miners’ rescue and they will soon tell their tale of survival, and all of us are eager to listen.

Gracias, gracias and thank you to the Almighty for this happy ending.

Now it’s time to really feed these hungry “supermen”. And am thinking chili, and am thinking comfort foods. So my always reliable spaghetti one-dish meal will just be the perfect energy booster.


This is in honor of the “super” brave rescued miners in Chile…they are the real supermen. And they deserve a big plate of my superfood…Chile Skilletti, high-carb meal needed for energy after 69 days in the trapped mine.

1 pound angel hair or thin spaghetti, cooked almost al dente in salted boiling water with drizzle of oil and sprinkle of chili powder and then drained

grated parmesan cheese for topping

Chili Sauce:

2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, sliced in strips

2 cups cooked shredded chicken

2 cans (14.5 oz each) chili-ready diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 cup chicken broth or water

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups zucchini, thinly sliced using a mandolin (1 large zucchini)

2 cups yellow squash, thinly sliced using a mandolin (1 large yellow squash)

1/2 cup tomato catsup or salsa

2 tablespoons sambal oelek (chili paste)

In a large skillet, heat oil and saute minced garlic, chopped onions and bell pepper strips until onions are soft and translucent. Add cooked chicken, diced tomatoes (including liquid) broth, seasonings and sliced vegetables. Cook over medium heat, cover but stir occasionally, for 10 minutes. Lower heat to simmer and add catsup or sambal oelek and cover. Cook until vegetables are softened and flavors developed. Taste and adjust seasonings. Gently toss drained angel hair to coat with chili sauce. Transfer to a large platter, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese, and serve immediately. “Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!”




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