The big day has come and gone. Woo Hoo (that was sarcasm). I love watching football, but if it left the airways I would not need a therapist. I think it is over rated, over payed and it's not really football. Soccer came first and...if you need all that protective equipment, then where's the sport in that. I mean come on. Michael Phelps seemed to have won what, 8 gold medals and all he wore was a Speedo and a skull cap.
But I got distracted here a bit. We do however love the food we make on this day. It's a healthy version of junk food. I just love saying that. But on to what we ate. There are no definitive recipes, we WINGED IT!
We made a platter of Ultimate Nachos:
Cover the bottom of a pizza pan with chips (we used organic blue)
Then layer in any order you so choose and add or delete items you do not care for:
refried beans (we made our own)
jalapeno cheese (we used real dairy cheese)
Pop in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes and viola!
And our other dish of the night was chili dogs. I had been needing/wanting to clean out and rearrange my pantry. So what do you do with a half a cup of stray beans? You make chili out of them...all of them. I know I had 3 beans in our chili and one of them was black beans, but other than that I have no clue.
about 2 cups of dried beans, pressure cooked until tender.
1&1/2 T chili powder
1&1/2 t salt
1/4 t chipotle powder
1/2 cup veggie ground beef
1 small can of tomato paste + one can of water
1/2 can 28 ounces whole tomatoes, chopped
Water to thin out.
Serve over veggie dog and add fixin's as you see fit. Enjoy, for we certainly did.