So, I hear there's some game tonight? And J.J. Watt won the Defensive Player of the Year Award? That's nice.
Use this thread as your open thread leading up to the Super Bowl (TM, Patent Pending, (C), and peed on by the NFL just to make sure it was properly marked). The Super Bowl Open Thread, written by our Glorious Blogging Overlord, Tim, will be posted at 5:15pm CST this evening.
If there was ever a day made for junk food, it's today. If you don't weigh at least four more pounds than normal tomorrow, you did it wrong.
For lunch today, I'm going to make a big-a**ed burrito stuffed with beef, beans, rice, avocado, and topped with homemade enchilada sauce and cheese. Because it's the Super Bowl, donchaknow. For "dinner" tonight, which won't be dinner as much as snacking, I'm making batches of guacamole and queso flameado (inspired by Nashmeister here). Thus, my recipes for each.
3 avocados, peeled and cored
2 Roma tomatoes or one medium sized tomato, finely diced
1/3 to 1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 T garlic granules or 1 garlic clove, finely diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Mrs. bfd and I love our guac on the chunky side, so adjust the tomato and onion to your preferred ratio. Mash all this up and serve.
bfd's Queso Flameado
8 oz. queso fresco, Oaxaca, or something similar, diced
6 white button mushrooms, roughly chopped
1/4 pound chorizo
1/2 white onion, halved and sliced
1 poblano (little heat) or 3 jalapenos (more heat), depending on your heat tolerance
1 t cumin (I use whole)
Tortillas (corn, flour, wheat, whatever)
Roast poblano/jalapenos. In a large cast-iron skillet (preferably), begin browning chorizo until there's enough oil for the onions. If you need, add a little bacon fat. Saute until onions are about halfway translucent, then add the mushrooms. Just before it's complete, add the peeled and seeded peppers and cumin. When the smell of the cumin comes out, add the cheese and turn the skillet to low, allowing the cheese to melt, stirring occasionally. Once the cheese is nicely melted, stick under a high broiler for two to three minutes, browning the top of the cheese. Serve on tortillas.
Whatcha got cooking today, BRB?
Again, feel free to use this as an open thread, especially leading up to the game tonight. As always, this is a pants-free thread.