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game day leftovers {MEXICAN MOUNTAINS}

Our family loves Mexican food.  Truth be told, my Mom could live on it. So one of the most popular dishes in our household growing up was something my Mom’s family always called MEXICAN MOUNTAINS. It’s basically a way of taking all of your favorite Mexican food cravings and piling them up as a big salad {or mountain in this case}! These are great for a  party or crowd because you can set out a bunch of ingredients and everyone can make them to their preferences. Also, I usually have a ton of these ingredients left-over after Game Day or a Taco Night in our house…so this is a great way to eat up all those LEFTOVERS! I hope you enjoy this Taco Salad (sort of) as much as our family does!
Here is how we make them!
::Mexican Mountains (a Taco Salad sort-of)::


Tortilla Chips and/or Frito’s
torn Lettuce and/or shredded Cabbage
Taco Meat {prepared to your preferences…we usually brown ground beef or turkey and add taco seasoning…my mom loves to add a can of re-fried beans right into the mix}
shredded Cheese
chopped Cilantro
Onions (I prefer green onion or red onion for this)
Avocado or Guacamole
Sour Cream
Any other ingredients you prefer such as sliced Black Olives, Jalapenos, Beans, Mexican Rice {the possibilities are endless}
How to Make It:
Simply start by layering the chips on the bottom of a large plate {we break them up into smaller pieces in our hands to make them more “bite-size”}
Then add the meat on top of the chips and pile on the rest of the ingredients you love until you have a mountain of Mexican food deliciousness! Enjoy!


game day FOOD

It’s almost time for the BIG game this weekend, woohoo! If you are trying to figure out what to make or bring to your next Super Bowl Party or any party…you are in luck! Here are a few of my favorite recipes (I took these pictures at an appetizer party that our MOPS team had in December)!
Here are a few of these recipes:
1 cup butter, softened
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies or 1 (4 ounce) can jalapenos
1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 loaf French bread (baguette)Directions:
First, combine butter, peppers, cheese, mayo, and garlic powder. Then slice bread 1/4 inch thick and spread with butter mixture. Finally, spread on a baking sheet and broil until cheese bubbles.

I wanted to mention that cutting the veggies yourself (if you have the time) makes a big difference in flavor & freshness! I used a good quality pre-made ranch for the dip.

But if you have the time…here is a homemade recipe that I’m dying to try:

 Homemade Ranch Dressing | The Pioneer Woman

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