Sooo…did you do it?
Did you take some pride, get gussied up and emanate some serious look good, feel good vibes?
Because I did! Two days in a row. Make-up. Cute outfits. Clean hair. Minor deodorant stains. And I only forgot to brush my teeth in the morning one of those days! Success. And today, while wearing my new June Ruby dress (and taking this self-agrandizing bathroom picture), FIVE people at work complimented me that I looked really nice today. Pump it up for a self-esteem boost!
But that’s not the important thing here.
The important thing remains…did you make Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili yet? Because if not, you’re going to miss out on some seriously tasty leftovers. Go now. Go buy a can of Hormel chili if you must. You’re going to need it for what I am about to reveal to you.
It all starts with blue corn chips.
GOOD blue corn chips.
HEALTHY blue corn chips.
DELICIOUS blue corn chips.
These Way Better Snacks Unbeatable Blue Corn Chips are a recent find. Made with sprouted flax, quinoa, chia, radish and broccoli seeds, these chips seem too healthy to taste good. But they are! I ate the whole bag today. Although in my defense, there are only 5 1/2 servings per bag.
Arrange the chips on a plate.
And grate baby grate!
One to two ounces of a good, aged cheddar (I used Widmer’s 6-Year Aged Cheddar, my fave) should suffice. Pop in the microwave for one minute. And please, my dear readers, never EVER skimp on buying good cheese. We are far too classy to buy cheap Kraft cheese.
As a self-proclaimed nachos connoisseur, let me just say the last step is the most crucial. I’ve devoured countless plates of nachos in my 27 years – everything from Italian nachos to dive bar nachos to dessert nachos – and know the key to my favorite appetizer is in the toppings.
Plain Greek yogurt (faux sour cream).
Sprinkle of garlic powder.
These are all essential makings for a delicious plate of nachos. But don’t stop there! More cheese. Guacamole. Lettuce. Onion. Black beans. Chicken. Tabasco. Jalapenos. Pile them on. Then get messy. Real messy. Dive your hands right into the mound of nacholiciousness and mow down.
Consider spilling a plate of nachos all over your ratty New Kids on the Block t-shirt at night in the privacy of your own home a deserved reward to yourself for taking the time to look goooooood all day long. Look good, feel good, eat good.
I mean…what do you think I’m doing right now?
Hangin’ tough with my nachos, thankyouverymuch.