December 31, 2011 - Chopped!
Our family and the Smiths have something in common: our kids are all the same age. Jordan and I are college juniors, my brother Matt and Anna are high school juniors, Ryan and Josh are in ninth grade, and Maura and Justin are in seventh. They decided to invite us over for a Chopped competition, where the kids would work in pairs to prepare meals for the judges (our parents).
October 19: Untitled Nacho-type Thing
I feel so legit actually posting here. — Sarah
This isn’t really a recipe so much as the result of me rummaging though my kitchen while super hungry.
Step 1: Come home from quidditch practice, hungry and tired, and after taking a quick shower, peruse your cookbooks before deciding that you a) are too lazy to actually follow a recipe and b) don’t actually have enough ingredients to cook anything from those cookbooks.
Step 2: Grab some ingredients that look similar. I went for a sort of nacho type thing, since I had a lot of similar ingredients lying about.
Step 3: Make some rice. I use a sketchy $5 rice cooker I got on clearance once. Here I chose brown rice, just to be fancy.
Step 4: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, cut up some flour tortillas in wedge-shapes, sprinkle some lime juice on top of the wedges, then toss them in the oven. I didn’t time this step… but just leave them in there until the rest of the meal is ready.
Step 5: Cut up your fancy frozen pepper strips (and also dice your onion).
Step 6: Heat some olive oil in a saucepan, then add your veggies. In your pot, mix black beans and a can of (vegetarian) chili. Sprinkle some taco seasoning and chili powder in the bean mixture, and add a bit of each to your vegetable mix.
Step 7: Add some tomatoes to your vegetable plan, and a bit of salsa for good measure. Let that just barely heat up. In the mean time, take your chips out of the oven, then realize there isn’t enough space in your kitchen for everything to fit.
Step 8: Put everything into bowls and on plates and enjoy!