Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Cinquo De Mayo and Cooking with the Weims and the Canadian Cats!

Today we are joining the Canadian Cats Tybee and Shoko and the  Weimaraners Nelly and Phenny in making yummy goodies for Cinco de Mayo! 

We are making Nachos! This means we are making 2 recipes as our human brother has some allergies. Because he is allergic to Tomatoes, Mom makes Salsa Verde. We grew a bunch of Tomatillos  last summer and we diced them all and put them in freezer bags so they could make it fresh throughout the winter. We are including the Salsa Verde Recipe along with the the Nacho recipe! 

 

Salsa Verde

This is my favorite Salsa Verde recipe! If you like, you can roast the tomatillos and pepper  for a flavorful light char, then the ingredients are quickly blitzed in a food processor for an easy finish. Such a bright refreshing chip dip or taco topping!
Servings: 6
Prep10 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

1. 2 Cups Diced Tomatillo
2. 1 Fresh Lime Juiced (Approx 3 Tbsp)
3. 1 Diced Jalapano**
4. 1/2 Diced Yellow Pepper (or any color)
5. 1/2 Cup  Italian Parsley
6. 2/3 Cup Diced Onion
7. 4 cloves Garlic Processed with Lime Juice
8.  1 Can Green Chiles
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1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp Vinegar
Additional water (if desired)

 

Process the ingredients

4. Add the diced ingredients to a food processor along with, cilantro, garlic, salt, lime juice, vinegar.
5. Pulse several times to a coarse puree.
6. Stir in more water, lime juice or vinegar to taste and to thin if desired.
7. Chill through in refrigerator in an airtight container.

You want the salsa to sit for a while so the flavor intensifies. We usually make it the day before.



Notes

  • **If you don't like spicy food you can omit the jalapeno or, to make it more mild, remove the seeds before adding to the food processor. If you like it really spicy leave the seeds or double up on the jalapeno.
  • Don't over process the salsa verde. You want it to be slightly chunky and have good texture!

 

 

 
We have put the extra salsa in single size serving containers. These can be kept in the fridge for up to a week or frozen. The salsa in the jar will be used for making the Nachos! 

Nachos recipe

 

Because of allergies we brown ground beef or chicken or turkey with 1 diced jalapeno, 1 clove garlic, salt (to taste). Alternatively you can use a Taco mix and follow the directions. 
 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked spiced meat
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (Cheddar, Jack, Havarti, Mozzarella you choose or mix them up)
  • Sliced green onion
  • Package tortilla chips
  • Sour cream 
  • Optional sliced olives
  1. Line a cookie sheet or a 13"x9" cake pan with aluminum foil
  2. Add a layer of chips, 1/2 the meat mixture, some salsa 1/2 the cheese
  3. Add a second layer of chips, 1/2 the meat mixture, some salsa 1/2 the cheese, sprinkle with some sliced green onions (and olives).
  4. Place in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. We serve with bowls and sour cream.
  6. This is a messy dish! Make sure you have plenty of napkins! 

We definitely are NOT wordless today, but we are going to join Wordless Wednesday.

We are pawticipating in Comedy Plus' Wordless Wednesday!  You can click on Sandee's button to be magically taken to her blog!


37 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. There is a new cat food called Nacho. I don't know why. That doesn't mean healthy eating to us.

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  2. that is a fiesta for the eyes and the tummy!!! purrfect for a summer party!!!

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  3. Thanks for the recipes, I will try them!

    Happy Wordles Wednesday!

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  4. Yummers! I will be right over. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  5. Hari OM
    My word - I could give this a go - minus the garlic... and substituting plant-based mince for the meat. Thanks guys! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  6. Oh boy! Wish we could come to your house for Cinco De Mayo!!! Sure looks delish!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  7. Oh dear! Sound delish, but we're inclined to leave a comment very similar to the one we just left over at
    the Weims ... (tum 'n' rump couldn't handle this, sorry!)

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  8. Kozmo you a Marv have shared a great recipe that I am sure you helped with. Looks like tasty human food. Let's hope you get tasty kitty treats.

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  9. Mom loves spicy and these do sound pretty darn tasty for her!

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  10. That looks delicious! Thank you Marv! XX

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  11. That looks yummy!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  12. OMCs that smacking you hear is me...that looks so good I'd eat it for breakfast if I had the ingredients.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  13. That sure looks Salsa Yummy. Brian

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  14. Looks ever so good. You all did a great job. I'm going to eat some now. Thank you.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Marv and a big hug to mom. ♥

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  15. Oh my goodness! These recipes look incredible!! We looove this kind of yummy treat so thank you for sharing! I hope we can try it really soon.

    Lots of love and healing purrs heading your way. ♥

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  16. That looks very yummy indeed! Thanks for the recipes.

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  17. SInce i don't like cooking or baking or MAKING of food, I just put the chips on a plate and melt cheese on it in the micowave. also I don't eat spices or peppers or anything that make the mouth burn. lucky me, bob doesn't either.. or better yet order the cheese nachos at a fast food place OR Chili's Resturant

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  18. Oh these look delicious and love your kitty photos ~ Xo

    iving moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. That looks good, Marv! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  20. That sure sounds like a tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That sounds great. Thanks for the recipe. I would use only a small portion of the jalapeno as we like stuff mild. :) XO

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  22. That sounds and looks delicious. I haven't heard of tomatillas but when I googled it, it said green tomatoes can be used as an alternative.

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    1. You can. But green tomatoes can upset your stomach and they can be quite tart. Yellow tomatoes or small romas would be a better choice. I often make a non-cooked tomato salsa in the summer using this recipe and use yellow or romas and it tastes terrific.

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  23. Looks really delicious Marv and crew. Next up on our list of ingredients to have fun with

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  24. I love nachos and those look so good!

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  25. The green salsa recipe is a must try. I have never had tomatillos. Do they taste like green tomatoes cause I like green tomatoes. I must try one from the store. The nacho recipe looks interesting and I'm positive I'd love it.

    Thanks everybody for your efforts.

    Shoko and Tyebe

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    1. We first had tomatillos from a neighbor in Sooke. THen we began to grow them. We got the plants at the local greenhouse. They are really prolific and grow really quickly. Way faster (and easier to grow) than tomatoes. You can use green tomatoes. Some people have tummy troubles with raw green tomatoes, if I am making it for company, and don't have time to simmer the salsa for 1/2 an hour I use Yellow or small romas. The Nacho recipe has been my go to for football games for years and it tastes terrific with ANY flavor of salsa!

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  26. Now you did it - you made us all hungry for salsa and nachos!!! Two fantastic recipes.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  27. The salsa verde sounds especially delightful!

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  28. I am feeling hungry now after reading your post even after having my breakfast.

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  29. Those nachos look muy delicioso, amigos! And we love tomatillo salsa here. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  30. Ooooohhhh, dad and I would like 3 servings each, please!!

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  31. Chaplin: "Nacho nacho cat, I want to be a nacho cat!"
    Lulu: "I didn't know you liked The Village People, Chaplin."
    Chaplin: "Who are The Village People?"

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This is soooooo exciting! We can't waits to sees what yous writes!