I’m all excited about this recipe. Which seems silly, because it’s totally something Aunt Edna would have lugged to the barbecue in her giant green Tupperware bowl, setting it next to the quivering Jell-O fruit salad. Or maybe that’s why I’m so excited about it. It feels so perfectly retro.
I’m also excited about it because I love it. And peas have not always been my thing, so. Yay! Yay for peas!
If there’s one word I’ve always found synonymous with Mother’s Day (other than “love” of course), it’s “brunch.” It’s the perfect way to celebrate mom – arguably, brunch is the best type of meal pretty much ever anyway (aside from dessert). Plus, if you’re into mimosas, brunch gives you an excuse to drink way too early in the day.
I really wasn’t sure if I should call this “Tex-Mex” or “southwestern” or just “mac and cheese with black beans, corn, chilies, and a bit of a spicy twist with optional chicken if you want.” The first felt too generic, the last clearly too long and too, well, dumb … and so the middle-of-the-road it was: southwest mac and cheese.
Which is not to say this recipe is middle of the road. I think it’s … well, there’s really no place in the road to describe something as being better than middle of the road, is there? It’s better than middle of the road.
This is two of, like, the best foodstuffs in the world. Together. Nachos. Pizza. Nachos and pizza.
Yep. Pizza nachos. Where oh where have you been all my life, friend?!
If the quantity of photos I include in my posts indicates how much I love a recipe, then you can see that I really, really, really love this recipe.
I try not to go overboard on the photos – I usually include just a couple for each recipe – but I had to share four for this one. And really they’re not all that different from one another. And I wanted to include many more.
Why yes, I have eaten my fair share of sweet things so far in this life. Why do you ask? :)
Here’s the most recent batch of recipes I’ve moved from my previous blog to Kitchen Treaty. So many favorites, here! Rhubarb crisp and a rhubarb brown betty. Lemon poppyseed muffins made with Greek yogurt. Blueberry lemon sauce – a post written just days before my wedding. Brings me back. A lemon cake so moist I call it “super moist lemon cake.” I’m original like that.
Strawberry rhubarb muffins. Insanely rich blueberry lemon cheesecake bars. And lastly, some ginger lemongrass iced green tea to wash it all down.