Supreme Nachos

I didn’t grow up with a mom who went to all the trouble of making game day food for those FSU games. Yeah, growing up here in the south we didn’t watch the Alabama/Auburn games. Seeing that we were from Florida and being in a family that was divided between the Seminoles and Gators, I grew up a Noles fan for the longest time. Now, I’m not a fan of any of it. So we just didn’t do the whole chips and dip, wings, pizza, or oodles of soda and sweet treats thing, could have been because we didn’t have the extra funds to do stuff like that and it really wasn’t that big of a deal. Money went towards putting food on the table for a family of 5, special foodie days were for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. This is why I haven’t really promoted the whole tailgatin’, game day grubbin’, football recipe sharing route. It’s foreign to me, I do see great recipes on other sites and think wow that looks great to take to the next church social or Ladies get together. My mind doesn’t go to the next football game gathering.

Ok, before I sound like a broken record because I’m sure y’all have gotten the idea now….supreme nachos are going to be my contribution to the web 🙂 They’re easy, makes a lot and boy it is a crowd pleaser! I had to make a second pan last night because the fam just devoured the first pan as if they had never had nachos before! lol

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My nephew thought I was making a nacho casserole, quite frankly even I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out but to his surprise(and well mine too) this turned out even better! When he saw the pan sitting on the stove top his first reaction was “whoa!” Yeah, I like that reaction 🙂

Supreme Nachos

(For 1 pan of nachos)

1 bag of favorite tortilla chips

1 pound ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 package favorite taco seasoning

1 can black beans, with liquid

1 can corn, drained

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp oregano

1 can refried beans

1 package cream cheese, softened

1 large tomato, chopped

2–3 scallions, chopped or 1 small yellow onion, diced

2 cup 4 cheese mexican cheese blend

lettuce for garnish

sour cream (optional)

guacamole (optional)

salsa (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with release foil.

Spread out your favorite tortilla chips on the pan. If it’s not all a single layer that’s ok. 

Brown the beef with onion and garlic. Drain the fat if you want, add in taco seasoning, black beans, corn, oregano, salt and pepper(if needed). Let simmer to bring together the flavors. While the meat mixture is cooking, chop up scallions, tomato, and lettuce. Set all aside in separate bowls.
In a medium size microwave safe bowl soften cream cheese. Cream with a hand mixer and add in refried beans mixing until cream cheese and beans are complete combined. Set aside.

Now it’s time to built the nachos! Dollop the cream cheese mixture all over the chips. Spread gently if you can, if not don’t worry about it. Spoon the meat mixture on, sprinkle around the tomatoes and scallions. Top with cheese and bake for 15 minutes.

Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa!

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These were insanely good! Everyone said it reminded them of the taco dip that we all love, that’s because of the cream cheese refried beans mixture. This recipe is definitely tried, true, and oh so tasty! Make it today for your game day buddies or serve it up for your family during the week. Leftovers? Well, let me know if you have any because I will guarantee you there won’t be any 😉

Don’t forget to get to check out the Wrapping for PCOS fundraising party on Facebook! Kim and I are itching to do some giveaways 😀 And Jamberry still has their buy 3 get 1 free offer going on, with so many wraps to choose from you’ll definitely want to take advantage of that!

Have a great day!!

Wrapping for PCOS: New Teal Wrap for Teal Tuesday!!

Afternoon everyone! Today is Teal Tuesday, do you got some teal on? Don’t have anything in teal to wear? You’re in luck! Jamberry has released a new teal nail wrap with white polka dots, it’s so cute! Kim and I are both in love with the boysenberry wraps that pair so beautifully with the teal 🙂 Wanna see?

 

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Aren’t those just gorgeous?! I even found a wrap that has a jogger on it for those who like to jog/run. But the fun doesn’t stop there 🙂 If you want to add a little bling to your nails there’s an icy boysenberry wrap.

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Pair that with solid teal nails and it will certainly pop! Of course if you want less bling but still want to have that “wow” effect there is even a boysenberry chevron pattern that is fun for all ages!

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These wraps are so versatile and pretty! You can buy 3 and get 1 free, share them with friends, family, co-workers…Cysters, have a wrapping party with your girlfriends. Get together on a weekend, bring your wraps, cuticle pushers, and don’t forget the snacks 🙂 There’s no drying time with these wraps, so in 10 minutes you’re going to have a professional looking mani/pedi and the rest of the night can be all fun and games!!

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Since this Jamberry party is to help raise funds for the PCOS Foundation, when checking out please remember to pick “Wrapping for PCOS” during checkout. This way, a portion of the sale will go to the cause and help the PCOS Foundation reach more women and their families.

We need your help to spread the word about PCOS, how it affects the female body, the dangers it poses(increasing the risk for ovarian and breast cancer) and the importance for support. Often times we Cysters feel alone, even when we have the support of our family members and friends, we will have days where it feels like no one understands, that’s where reaching out to other PCOS women comes in, talking with cysters around the globe can sometimes make all the difference. I’ve had friends tell me how strong I am, but honestly there are stronger women out there that I’ve had the privilege in meeting through such online support groups. Women who are worse off health wise and can’t seem to catch a break with their symptoms. Those are the women I look up to, that I see as PCOS Warriors. They never give up even though every inch of them is screaming at them to throw in the towel.

Kim Lukowitz Birdsell and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for joining us this month in raising awareness and making a difference in millions of lives.

Be sure to visit the online party, (click HERE) today Kim has an all day game going on you don’t want to miss out on. She’s itching to give away some wraps, so be sure to get on over there, share your favorite color/style wrap for a chance to win that wrap!

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(Please note Jamberry only sells and ships to the US and Canada. But I will be doing giveaways shortly which will include all my readers and followers from all over the world. Don’t miss out on that, more updates to come!)

Got Teal?

 

UPDATE: Wrapping for PCOS Party Tonight!!

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It’s FRIDAY!!!! Know what that means?! The Wrapping for PCOS party starts tonight at 8pm!! Got an update for you from Kim Lukowitz Birdsell:

Good Morning Everyone!! I’m looking SO forward to being here tonight with all of you. If anyone has any questions in the meantime, PLEASE feel free to reach out. I am here to help in any way I can.

And YES, you CAN order BEFORE the party starts. I even have prizes for that! So, pick out those favorites and who knows, you just might be a winner! Please remember to choose party Wrapping for PCOS at checkout.“

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I hope everyone joins in the fun, there are going to be giveaways within the event that Kim is going to be doing, you’ll definitely want to get in on that 😀 And don’t forget, Night Owl Kitchen will be hosting a few giveaways as well on the Night Owl Kitchen FB page, in order to participate in that you MUST like the NOK FB page. My giveaways are open for international folks as well 🙂

Hope you have a fantabulous day!!

UPDATE: Wrapping for PCOS

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Great news everyone, Wrapping for PCOS is up and ready to receive guests!! See the message below from Kim Lukowitz Birdsell who has done an amazing job in getting this all together and keeping me grounded through the set up process 😉 Really could not have done it without her!

 

“Hello Everyone! My name is Kim Lukowitz Birdsell and I am your Jamberry Consultant. Amanda Jones talked with me about doing a fundraiser for PCOS and I was thrilled to be able to say…YES, LET’S DO IT!! With a fundraiser, Jamberry would contribute 10% of our sales to PCOS, which is a wonderful, generous thing for then to do! BUT, I would like to do more than that. So we are set up as a party instead (right HERE, Friday, August 29th at 8:00 PM EST), which allows me more freedom and flexibility. To start, I am doubling the “norm” and will be contributing 20%. And the HIGHER the sales, the HIGHER my contribution. So let’s do this TOGETHER friends. To raising funds! And to raising AWARENESS! Looking forward to a FABULOUS time with all of you!”

 

I echo her words, let’s all come together to raise awareness about PCOS!  I’m beyond giddy, busting at the seams that this is happening! See y’all there, love ya!!

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Holiday Challenge Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Holiday Challenge Giveaway was announced on the Night Owl Kitchen Facebook page, be sure to check it out and congratulate the winner. A big thanks to everyone who follows, shares, likes and comments on the Night Owl Kitchen’s content! Y’all are amazing and I can never thank you enough for the support 🙂

Hope you all have a blessed Wednesday and a very Merry Christmas!

Holiday Challenge Give Away Reminder

Holiday Challenge Giveaway 2013

Just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that tomorrow night a winner is going to be chosen. If you have joined recently you have today and up until 8pmCST tomorrow night to enter! Comment below if you would like to enter into the giveaway, you can follow the Night Owl Kitchen on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook for extra entries if you like.

All entries will be totaled and winner chosen through Random.org. So if you would like a chance to win,today is the day to share, like, comment and/or follow the Night Owl Kitchen Blog. This is exciting and can’t wait to see who wins!! Best of luck to all 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Guess What?!

From space, the brightest man-made place is Las Vegas, Nevada. — Source: Understanding Electricity, The Learning Channel, March 27, 2000

Sorry, that isn’t what I REALLY wanted to share…however I think I may have beaten Las Vegas, at the moment, because I am smiling ear to ear!!! I’m as giddy as a school girl!!! Can you guess why?

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There are NOW 100 followers!!!! You guys and gals are amazing, I could not have gotten here without you all!! A winner has been chosen at random (thanks to Random dot Org) and has been notified. I won’t announce the winner until there has been a response back within the next 24 hours. After which if no reply has been sent back to me then I will choose another winner at random. The announcement will be posted on my Facebook page so please stay tuned!!

NEXT GOAL: 300 Followers

 

Almost to 100 Followers!!!

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I am so excited (and you should be too), just need one more follower to celebrate!! One lucky person,chosen at random, will receive a four piece serving set, hand beaded by yours truly 🙂

4-Piece Serving Set Give Away!!

4-Piece Serving Set Giveaway!!

The set includes:

1 knife spreader, great for cheese balls and spreads

1 fork, for pickles, cheeses smoked meats

1 spoon, for sauces, olives, nuts, sprinkles, etc.

1 bottle opener

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