Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Groundhog Day & Italian Nachos

Down here in GA we only take weather predictions from one groundhog, General Beauregard Lee who lives at the Yellow River Game Ranch! He has his own antebellum mansion and has a 94% accurate reading in the past! General Lee is 17 this year, way past the 7-8 year life span other groundhogs seems to have. I think there is even a trumpet that plays when he comes out! According to the AJC, General Lee  has received honorary doctorates from the University of Georgia (in “Weather Prognostication”) and Georgia State University (a “Doctor of Southern Groundhogology”).  He’s also been honored by the National Weather Service twice for his reliable forecasts. Lucky for us he said spring is coming early this year, we can't wait! Except for that AC bill :-)
We celebrated the big holiday with some groundhog pancakes, yum!!
These pancakes are super easy and fun, I found the design from Dixie Delights, but there are all kinds of groundhog day designs on Pinterest. I prepared them all with one hand AKA holding Nicole the entire time, Mom's have superpowers you know!
That is Daddy and Taylor under those masks! I got them last year at Oriental Trading. Nicole ran the other way when Daddy put it on!!
The girls had their Superbowl Party at school today, I filled these red bags with some Little Debbie brownies, yum!
Here they are ready to party in their red and black, GO FALCONS!!
This week I fried up some won ton strips to create this nacho dish...
They turned out really good!! I found the reciepe from Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles, if you are looking for a new twist on nachos, especially for the big game try these out:

12 oz. package of won ton wraps
Shredded mozzarella cheese Cooked, shredded chicken Cooked, crumbled Italian sausage (could substitute cooked, crumbled breakfast sausage) Alfredo sauce (jar or home-made) Sliced jalapeƱo peppers Sliced pepperocini peppers Diced tomatoes Sliced black olives Shredded Parmesan cheese

-Begin by slicing each section of won tons into thirds.  Cut this way, this package makes enough dinner plate sized servings for 6 people. 
  -Heat up an inch or two of oil in a deep pot.  You'll want it hot enough to brown the won tons fairly quickly.  Drop each piece in one by one and let brown on one side before flipping over to brown the other side.  

-Remove from oil after golden brown and drain onto paper towels.  Check out that pile of golden, crunchy goodness!

-From here on out, the recipe can be made to your liking.  I didn't include amounts of the other ingredients, because you just load everything onto the chips according to what or how much you want like any nacho recipe.

Using an oven-proof plate, spread chips out then start layering the other ingredients.  I usually start with the mozzarella cheese, then the meats (all chicken, all sausage, or combo), then drizzle with warm Alfredo sauce.  Then I add the rest of the ingredients and top it off with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. 

 Wishing you all a fun and relaxing weekend, I know the world will be tuning into the game Sunday night, as an Atlanta native this is something special for our state, we are so proud of the Falcons, lets go all the way!!!

1 comment:

  1. Cute groundhogs, yummy nachos & The Falcons will rise again!~