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Buffalo Chicken Nachos with Blue Cheese Sauce

Guys I have the best Superbowl snack ever! So just remember that for the next 365 days and come back next year and make these, okay?

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You all know I love buffalo sauce and blue cheese. Its just one of those super perfect combos, like peanut butter and jelly, or Sundays and brunch. Can’t get enough. So I put it on some nachos. Obviously. I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this, but here’s how I did it.

First whisk together 1/2 cup hot sauce (I use Frank’s Red Hot), 1/4 cup unsalted butter, and 1tsp Worcestershire sauce over low heat until combined.

Then add 1 pound or so of chicken breast tenders to the pot and cover. Flip chicken as needed until cooked through. Remove from heat and shred chicken with a couple forks.

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Meanwhile, in a small pot melt 1T butter. Add in 1T all purpose flour and whisk until combined. Slowly pour in 1 cup whole milk and whisk. Cook on low until thickened. Add in 4oz blue cheese crumbles and whisk until cheese is slightly melted and sauce is thick.

Spread out tortilla chips on a sheet pan lined with foil. Spoon buffalo chicken mixture evenly over chips. Then pour as much of the blue cheese sauce over the chips as desired. (I reserved about 1/4 cup for dipping). Sprinkle with 2-3T of blue cheese crumbles and bake at 325 for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with 2T chopped scallions and 1T chopped cilantro.

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Eat. A lot.

 

I’ll be back with something slightly healthier later this week. And I see some baking in my future because we’ve got a snow day today!

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Chicken Mole Poblano and Other Weekend Stuff

After only two weeks of 2017, I was ready for a three day weekend. Its hard easing back in after the holidays, isn’t it? Last week was a rough one. Cormac is going through some stuff, and becoming really resistant to therapy, and Teddy is sweet but extremely exhausting right now. So I was thrilled to have back up in the form of Brent for three straight days.

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We actually had a really tame weekend. Both boys are super into Legos right now, so we took them back to an old favorite, Wunderkind, a Lego caf√©, near our old house. Brent and I got to drink coffee while the boys built to their heart’s content. It was a really great way to pass the morning.

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Saturday afternoon, our friends Ed and Nichole came over to help Brent keg beer that he made forever ago (it’s totally gross; he ignored it for way too long). But Cormac had a lot of fun playing with his buddy, Keaton. We grilled a bunch of steaks and asparagus and roasted potatoes but I took zero pictures because oops.

Sunday we barely had any plans so I decided to take the time to make a slightly more involved recipe – Chicken Mole Poblano from Cook’s Illustrated.

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Not so photogenic, huh? I don’t think I’m super familiar with mole, either making or eating it, but it turned out well. I modified the recipe very slightly to eliminate the slice of white bread since Brent and I are doing the Whole30 this month. I didn’t miss it or notice a difference. I was lazy and just served it with roasted potatoes for sopping up the sauce.

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And it made a lot of leftovers which is super helpful to have as lunches for the week. For leftovers the next day we served it on these Siete almond flour tortilla we found at Whole Foods. Good stuff.

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And we also had haircuts scheduled for the boys. To say they were overdue would be a massive understatement. I was just thrilled they stayed calm and there were no tears.  Teddy did refuse to wear the cape, but I decided to pick my battles. (He is looking so grown up!!)

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Aren’t they cute?

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I also decided to make some Whole30-friendly snacks because B is a bit of a snacker. I made these Toasted Coconut Curry Cashews from Jessica’s book, Seriously Delish. Everything she makes is delicious.

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I used a madras curry powder we had on hand and I thought these turned out pretty tasty.

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I gotta say the novelty of the new kitchen definitely hasn’t worn off yet. It’s by far my favorite room in the house. (Not saying much considering how much work every other room in the house needs, but still).

Oh, I also convinced B to go to my hot yoga class with me for the first time yesterday! I was so excited, but B saw ants in the studio during class and it totally ruined the experience for him and he has vowed never to go back. Super tragic. Alas.

Back to the grind today. Teddy’s speech therapist showed up at 8am. Woof.