Monday, February 22, 2010

I've written 3 different posts today in my head.
None of which I can remember.
Go figure.
Thank goodness it's National Margarita Day!
That means that today at least I have an excuse.

Nachos and guacamole anyone?


8 oz of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 lb bag of tortilla chips

On your largest cookie sheet make a single layer of chips and sprinkle on the cheese.
Make another single layer of chips and sprinkle on more cheese. Usually I get just the two layers but if you get means your cookie sheet isn't as big as mine...;)

Put it in the top oven and push the toast button twice.

OOOOOHHHHHH. You don't have that. In that case, put your loaded cookie sheet as high as it will go in your oven(you know, put the rack in your oven at the highest position) and THEN put your oven on broil. Leave the oven door open a little and pull 'em out after about 4 minutes.
That should do it.


Today I am using because it happens to be what I have:

4 Very Ripe avocados roughly mashed
1 whole lime juiced to within an inch of it's life and a squeeze out of the lime juice bottle.
1/4 cup Pace chunky salsa-medium(I'd use hotter but they don't carry the big ass jar of hot at Sam's and I need the big ass jar because salsa is a great already done for you sauce for lots of things!)(more on that other days)
Mix all this together keeping in mind the consistency you like your guacamole to be.

If you feel like it-and I usually do-stir in;

2 tsps powdered cumin
1-2 tsps chili powder
a pinch or two of cayenne
salt to taste.

A wedge of lime
kosher salt in a saucer for the rim of your glass
Run the lime around the edge of your glass
Dip the glass in the salt and set aside to dry-which it will if you shake it like I do!

2 oz of tequila
3 tablespoons triple sec
2 tablespoons lime juice

Place all ingredients in a shaker half full of crushed ice(your fridge has that feature doesn't it? If not don't worry about it!) and shake your booty off.

Pop the top on that thing and pour in your glass!

Don't mind the discrepancies in the recipe format...
I've already gotten started!

*don't you like my reading glasses?


Nej said...

Only 2 oz of tequila? really must come hang out with us!!!!!

Huff Daddy said...

My wife's best friend and now my wife put that veg-sal in their guac. Glad to see I am not the only one who likes a guac with kick.

Brook said...

Nej gimme a break-I'll have more than one!
HD thanks for reminding me-I'll try that veg-sal(not the bacon salt though)(that will be good in tomato gravy and rice with bacon)(over rice)(yummy)

Huff Daddy said...

I don't really know much about the veg-sal. Amberly says it makes a HUGE difference. She's a vegetarian and eats way more guac than I do, so I follow her lead. She swears by it. Dinah made two batches with it and I couldn't tell you if it made any difference at all.

The Bacon Salt is a novelty item to me, almost a gag gift. I've used it once, and only once. Let me know if you have any success with it. It is very strong.

Brook said...

Next time I make tomato gravy and rice I'll try it and let you know.

ginstonic said...

I was thinking in real time and was wondering why you were having a marguerita so early in the day. Alas I see your post was yesterday afternoon. I had a long night working, I am not really with it yet this morning.
Love ya, mom