CHEESY NACHOS- MY NEW GO-TO SNACK

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CHEESY NACHOS

MY NEW GO-TO SNACK



After several college basketball games, with the smell waffling by way from all sides, I have succumbed.

I have been taste-testing the beast nacho chips, and the best cheese dips, for nachos and cheese as an evening movie snack.

Now I find out that there are other possible toppings!

(I’m so new to this new-world-order snacking world. As a lad, a snack was a pudding cup or a candy bar.)

You can have …

  • chopped green chilies
    • I don’t know what a chili is?
  • Different seasoned salsas
    • I’m not sure if I have ever tasted salsa. Is that the stuff you put on tacos at Taco Bell?
  • Small, small, small cubed onions

Plus, Instead of the microwave, you can bake them in the oven!

I had no idea the world I was missing!!!



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: SNACKS 

 

THE HOW-TO OF SILLY PUTTY

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THE HOW-TO OF SILLY PUTTY



Do you remember playing with Silly-Putty as a kid? I do.

I have many fond memories of the silly activity.

My favorite (which has now been made outdated) was to copy newsprint and cartoons.

NOW… the newsprint is a none-transferable ink and the copying techniques do not work.

But there are still many fun things to do with Silly-Putty.

The first thing you can do with Silly-Putty is make it yourself.


After making the Silly-Putty, here are a few activities you can do to start the fun:

  • Roll out the silly-Putty to make snakes
    • Or be more ambitious and create 3-d dinosaurs
    • Or zoo animals
    • Or farm animals
    • Or recreate your pet
  • Create a diorama from a story you have read
    • Or of your bedroom
    • Or your entire house!
  • Flatten your putty out and use trinkets (Mom approved) to make faces
  • Use wood stamps and imprint your name or exchange messages.
  • Use cookie cutters to create Silly-Putty cookies
  • Mold it into a classic potato shape adn create Mr. Potato Man (or Mrs. Potato Women) or even create a whole Potato Family of little ones.

Whatever you choose to do… Have Fun!!!!



Written for DAILY ADDICTION: SILLY.  

MY PARTY TRAY

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MY PARTY TRAY



I don’t do party trays. Never have. Don’t guess I should say, “Never will!” because one never knows?

But if I did …

This is what would be on my party cheese tray:

  • Cheddar Cheeses
  • Swiss Cheeses
  • Monterrey Jack Cheeses
  • Chicken and Biscuit Crackers
  • Small slices of ham and turkey
  • Small Carrots
  • Small Sticks of Celery
  • French Dip
  • Ranch Dip
  • Onion Dip
  • Triscuit Roasted Garlic Crackers
  • Triscuit Garden Herb Crackers
  • Triscuit Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Crackers
  • Triscuit Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers

This is what would be on my party fruit tray:

  • Seedless Grapes (both Green and Purple)
  • Apple Chucks
  • Watermelon Chunks
  • Cantaloupe Chucks
  • Clementine Slices
  • Strawberries

Too bad I don’t have a fruit tray in my fridge right now!



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: TRAY.

WHY IS IT ALWAYS “EITHER”… “OR”?

WHY IS IT ALWAYS “EITHER”…”OR”?


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One of the reasons …

Alright, I’ll tell the truth!

The ONLY reason that I love to go to a buffet for a real meal instead any-other-kind-of sit -down-restaurant is because my choices are ALWAYS MORE than “either” … “or”.

“Would you like “a steak” or “the vegan” special?”

OK… Bad example.

There’s no way I would pick the vegan special.

But… Would I like a small (who am I kidding) a hefty,smartly-seasoned steak, AND a hunk fall-a-part of pot roast, AND three crispy, fried chicken legs, with a tenderly sliced piece of ham on-the-side. YES!

How about melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes and gravy, bacon-flavored green beans, with a nice square of buttered corn bread.

Don’t forget the never-ending, ever-quenching fresh water. (One has to stay healthy and hydrated!) 

Then for dessert, how about two sliced of moist coconut cake, a peanut butter cookie and a snicker-doodle, too. Maybe, I’ll even have a nice slice of cheese cake with sweet-strawberries as a topping.

Life never is just ‘either’ … “or’! 



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: EITHER. 

 

MY NEW CULINARY INDULGENCE

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I still mourn the closing of Golden Corral. But I have found a place worthy of my hillbilly culinary delights: THE WOOD GRILL.

While I suspect at sometime in the near future I will have to converse with the cooks about more  Appalachian twist to thier vegetable offerings. Yes, I know that in doing this the vegetables might not be as healthy … but they will taste a great deal better.

But THE WOOD GRILL in #1 for thier scrumptious selections of meats!



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: INDULGE. 

A NEW DISH

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A NEW DISH



I’m trying out a new dish to add to my collection of quickie store-bought dishes: Jack Daniels Pulled-Pork for sandwiches.

One of my favorite cafeteria meals, when I was teaching, were the pulled-pork sandwiches. This was not something we ever had at home as I was growing up, but I liked them immediately at school. The cafeteria workers said they were easy for them to fix: straight from a container… But I never asked what the name-brand of the container might have been.

I have tried two other brands from grocery stores, but they were not as good.

I hope that this one is the winner. (It is more expensive than the other brands?)

FYI: Pretty good. The best- so far?



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: DISH.

THE NEIGHBOR’S BARBECUE

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THE NEIGHBOR’S BARBECUE



There’s nothing better than driving home, with the car windows down, and catching the delectably heady whiffs of a neighbor barbecuing steaks for supper.

Unless it would be being invited to that neighbor’s house for supper!



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: HEADY.