Homemade Nachos – Peoria, IL

In a recent family get together my husband graciously offered to make nachos for the family to include on the blog.  Most of the family LOVE nachos so this was a big treat for us (dad even enjoyed some of the chips).

Toppings:  Pretty standard for nachos including black beans, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and chicken.  There were green chiles, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa served on the side.  The guacamole was homemade and was truly excellent, and the chicken was grilled a couple days earlier with rosemary.  My sister mentioned how she really liked how he had kept certain toppings on the side so she could effectively create her own nacho experience with every bite!!  5/5

Toppings to Chip Ratio – This was done very well and Andy used a unique process of layering the chips with cheese to ensure that all chips had toppings!  I wish restaurants did this more.  4.5/5

Freshness: The addition of tomatoes and the freshness of the guacamole helped in this category but felt it could have used a couple other fresh ingredients like cilantro, or pico de gallo.  4/5

Crunchiness of Chips:  The chips were as good as can be expected from store bought chips (which is why I had to knock it down .5 of a point) but the nice thing was the execution around layering the chips with toppings which ensured all chips stayed crunchy and no one chip had too many toppings!!  4.5/5

Creativeness:  I gave Andy all five stars for being creative with looking in the fridge and using up leftovers for these nachos and also the layering technique!  5/5

I may be biased but I these nachos received 23.5 stars out of 25!  Can’t wait to have more!

 

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Happy Birthday Pragya

Although the birthday girl herself beat me to posting something about her birthday, I wanted to post a special video to commemorate the day!!  This is an artist that was very popular while we were in college and collaborated a lot with Biggie and Puff Daddy or P Diddy.  Whenever I hear his songs, although not very frequently, it takes me back to freshman year of college hanging with Pragya in the dorms watching music videos and sometimes even recording them on VHS tapes!!

Hope you are having a great day Pragya!

It’s My Birthday!

Sorry to blog about my bday– but I heard this song for the first time this past week and the timing was too perfect!  I thought it was a really odd video at first, but after watching it 20 times, it’s really grown on me.  The tune sounds very Indian.  Side note, I really like Will I Am’s haircut.

Foux Du Fafa

My husband & I are taking a belated honeymoon to Switzerland next week.  We couldn’t be more excited!  Or Nervous.  Well, I”m nervous…my husband is calm.   He has planned international trips before in the time span of one week, I need much, much more planning & freak out about every detail.  I sound fun to be married to, right?!   I’m super nervous about not being able to speak French or German fluently-or really at all. I tried to learn some French, but it is really, really hard to learn!  When I was in college my fellow itsnachoblogyo.com bloggers both spoke French fluently and I would just make up sentences that consisted of “Bonjour, Merci, S’ il vous plait, Au Voir, Oui Oui, Je m’apelle” since those were the only words I know.  Pragya sent me this video to make me laugh & it did the trick:)  Merci Pragya, Merci.