Saturday, 5 October 2019

of Nachos and Captain Jack Sparrow

You know you've been married for a long time when you and your better half both have a craving for the same food at more or less the same time. Funny how that works.

This week the craving for nachos seemed to resonate with both of us. While we could have gone to our favourite watering hole and ordered a platter, as we've done a time or ten before, this time we opted for homemade instead. While a little more work, it was a nice treat for our Friday night movie. Pirates of the Caribbean never looked so good.

No doubt there are a thousand and one ways to make nachos. Definitely not a case of right or wrong. This mouthwatering feast began simply enough; with ground beef, browned, drained, and seasoned with a taco spice. It had about three layers of tortilla chips, each layer topped with a medley of chopped jalapeno peppers and green onions, taco ground beef, and a grated blend of three different cheeses. Just for good measure, to the third and final layer I added an extra sprinkling of Armstrong Old Cheddar. After all, one can never have too much cheese, but one can certainly have too little.

After a quick heating in the oven to melt all the yummy cheese, it was time to sit back with Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swan, and the rest of the motley crew … and enjoy the show.

For the record, there were a few left overs, but not many.

"Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate."
(Captain Jack Sparrow)