Good Morning Packer Fans!
Ok…good morning to ALL fans! Today is a big day for fans of the NFL. We finally have our Refs back. I’ve been on “Game watching strike” since last Monday night, when the now infamous game-winning call for the Seahawks shocked the world. Even though I awoke from sleep just in time to catch the end of the game (yes, I threw in the towel after a miserable first half), I was sickened by the call. I think “Some Ecards” said it best, “New NFL Rule. You can catch the ball by catching the guy who caught the ball.” Seriously. What else needs to be said?
The Replacement Refs and their poor play calling made for an interesting week. For those of you who aren’t much for football, no doubt were you annoyed by those of us who love the game. For those of you who are wrapped up in “Election Season”, these poor calls was used to take jabs at Democrats or Republicans…which ever way it worked out best for you. And for those of us who were all fired up by the calls (and Packer loss), we found ourselves debating the calls over and over and over again….sometimes preaching to the choir and other times, jumping into a nearby conversation to argue with a stranger. Yes. Yes, I did that. I’m sorry. I just couldn’t resist. There I was, minding my own business (ok fine, so I was eavesdropping), working on my computer at the hospital. As I was typing away, I overheard a gentleman near by explaining to a group of ppl just exactly why he thought the call was fair. He went on and on about who had control of the ball and who didn’t. Who had possession and who didn’t. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. So, I got up…said, “Excuse me, Sir. Jennings HAD.THE.BALL. AGAINST.HIS.CHEST.” (And I demonstrated it for him just in case he forgot.) I know, right?! I’m sure he got a good laugh out of it. At least it made me feel better.
All of that said, the Refs are back and the games are about to begin! Fortunately for me, I can watch the game. The question now becomes, what to EAT during the game?! If you are like many fans, you probably have a game day menu thought out early in the week but every once in a while, Sunday sneaks up on you and there is nothing planned. And when THAT happens, we make our “Go To Game Day Nachos!” We usually have most ingredients on hand and they whip up in no time! Because you can make a huge platter to share, or a small personal serving, I will list the ingredients, and you can decide the proportions.
Game Day Nachos!
- Tortilla Chips (I prefer restaurant style as they are large and easy to stack)
- Co-Jack Cheese, freshly grated
- Red Onion, diced
- Green Pepper, diced
- Jalapeno, diced
- Tomato, diced (I like to use grape tomatoes, quartered)
- Ground Beef (90%)
- Taco Seasoning
- Sour Cream
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Start by browning the hamburger with the taco seasoning (as directed on the seasoning pkt). When browned, remove from heat and drain excess oil.
While the meat is browning, line a cookie sheet with tin foil and layer your tortilla chips. Layer chips with beef, onion, green pepper, jalapeno, and cheese. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven and top with tomato.
Serve with a side of sour cream and some salsa. Enjoy with a chilled glass of your favorite brew! And, Indulge!
GO PACK GO!
Indulge. In Life. In Love. In Food.