Who doesn’t like a heaping portion of an appetizer for dinner? Those classic, usually dangerous, but oh so tasty, tiny meals that you can share with some friends around a table, drinks in hand. We look forward to these snacks! We accept them, happily, and devour them as a group. But what makes appetizers so dangerous? Could it be the cheese they’re usually topped with? The sour cream they’re usually served with? The buttery hot sauce they’re usually smothered in? Or is it the deep fried factor? Nope, I think it’s the mere fact that we go to these restaurants famished, again because of our busy schedules we don’t find time to eat, so we end up finishing up an appetizer, dare I say, maybe even two? And then dinner comes next, we down a whole plate to ourselves….perhaps we still have a tiny little spot for dessert? Split of course, because it makes us feel better. Why not bypass all that and just have an appetizer for dinner. Well, appetizer inspired, but definitely dinner portion. What? I’m not crazy. There’s no way I could just eat an appetizer sized portion for supper and be satisfied. The mere thought of having a cheese sauce drenched dinner, topped with all sorts of delectable toppings, makes me very happy indeed. Throw in some chips into the mix and I’m sold. You’ve got me. Well, to be honest, I was sold at the cheesy appetizer part.
The other day I wanted to make a simple and fast dinner that my family would love. So I thought, why not nachos? That’s fast. That’s simple. Knowing my carnivore sister would be there, I knew I had to throw in some kind of meat or chicken. I quickly thought of steak. Then I thought “What would make this better?” Grilled Steak. Marinated Grilled Steak. Marinated Grilled Steak topped with beans. Marinated Grilled Steak topped with beans topped with salsa, sour cream and guacamole….naturally. And they couldn’t be any ordinary nachos, I had to make my own cheese sauce. Just had to.
First things first: A little quick salsa recipe? Yes please!