I really didn’t have time to make a meal for the week on Sunday, so here it was on Tuesday and I still had nothing. I decided that I would throw caution to the wind and make myself something that I would enjoy and not worry about how healthy it was. Naturally, my meal would have to include chips, so I decided I would make a taco dip. This is a really easy thing to make. When it was done, it reminded me of Bob Armstrong dip from Matt’s, but without the guacamole. I may have to stop by and get some guacamole from the store to add to my dip when I eat it again tonight!
1 – 2 lbs. of ground round
2 packets of taco seasoning
Put the taco meat in a casserole dish. Layer sour cream on the taco meat.
Cover the taco meat with sour cream
Layer slices of velveeta cheese on top of the sour cream.
Put in the oven at 375 for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Today’s fajita lunch was brought to me by Mattitos restaurant. This was my first time to eat at a Mattitos and I really enjoyed it. As usual, I got beef fajitas. I think I could eat fajitas almost every day. I’d have to alternate with nachos though. When my friend ordered the Bob Armstrong dip, I realized that Mattitos must be a part of the Matt’s El Rancho family. I didn’t eat the Bob Armstrong dip this time, but I used to go to Matt’s just for the amazing dip. Legend has it that the former Land Commissioner asked for something off the menu and the chef came up with this delicious slice of cheesy heaven. The fajitas were excellent. I think I actually liked the fajitas at Mattitos better then the fajitas at Matt’s. I also had a really good time being there with some of my favorite people!
I think if you work around a lot of women, a pot luck is bound to happen. We were at training yesterday and the group decided that if we did a pot luck today and worked through lunch, we can get out early. I jumped all over that because we are supposed to be doing four day work weeks and today is supposed to be a day off anyway. Plus, I’m a morning person and by the end of the day I’m tired. The only issue I had with it is that I don’t live very close to a grocery store, so last minute pot lucks are not easy for me. I decided that I would make something that WOULD be easy for me, so I chose this bean dip recipe that I saw on Pinterest. The original recipe was found at the life at a loft house blog. Since I didn’t get home until late yesterday, I got up early this morning to make my bean dip. I hope it’s still hot by the time people want to eat it, but I kind of doubt it will be.
1 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
1 cup of sour cream
1 pkg. of taco seasoning
2 16 ounce cans of refried beans
4 cups of shredded monterrey jack/cheddar cheese
pre heat the oven to 350.
Mix the sour cream and cream cheese
Add in the two cans of bean dip and mix it really well
Add in the taco seasoning and mix it up
Put the bean mixture in a 9X13 baking pan with cooking spray.
Sprinkle cheese on top and then put in the oven (at 350 degrees) for 25 – 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and/or a little brown.
Serve with chips!