It has been extremely hot here these past few days. I always find it a challenge to get excited about eating anything when it’s this hot, especially since using the stove or oven for more than a few minutes is out of the question since we don’t have air conditioning.
Last night I made these nachos – they were just perfect. The base was refried beans and melted jack cheese, the warmness of which was offset by lettuce and black olives. On the side is some salsa, sour cream and guacamole I made from the excellent recipe posted by Catnip and Coffee.
I tried to make this the healthiest version of nachos that I could – I used vegetarian refried beans, low fat sour cream and tried out some multi-grain chips (which were actually pretty good!).
As I was putting this all together, I realized that I felt a little silly plating out nachos for myself. Ever since I started blogging, I automatically try to make a pretty presentation even though I’m going to sit in front of the TV and nosh it all down in under 15 minutes. But then I thought about it a little more, and it really makes dinner feel a little bit more special, so I think I’ll keep my strange little habit!