Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Food

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:
green olives
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.


Chef Chuck said...

Yumm, That all sounds good to me.

River said...

Haha! "Speedo and a skull cap", you crack me up!

Mr. Wing-it loves veggie chili dogs!