Easy Gameday: Baked tortilla chips and guacamole

FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!!

Sorry for getting a little excited there.  As I write this, Clemson is beating last year’s Champs Auburn 35-24 and I WISH I was in Death Valley right now.

But, I’m not. I’m in Jersey City.  Had a little scare this morning, searched for the Clemson game on TV and couldn’t find it.  Not on ESPN, not on Fox Sports, not on BTN.  I was in the middle of chastising New York television and telling my husband we need to move to South Carolina asap… when I found it… on ABC!!  Glory be.

Anyways, a snack was then in order since we won’t be leaving the house until the last second on the play clock.

(Notice the Clemson cup in the background.)

Baked Tortilla Chips and homemade Guacamole

Baked Tortillas

  • 7 Corn tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • teeny-tiny pinch of Cumin
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray oil on a baking sheet. 
  2. Brush tortillas with oil
  3. Stack tortillas and cut into 8ths 
  4. Lay tortillas on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes rotate baking sheet 1/2 way through cooking.
  6. Remove from oven, place chips in a large bowl and toss with Salt and Cumin.

Homemade Guacamole

Easiest thing ever.

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • Few drops of Tabasco
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa
  1. De-pit avocado and lightly mash with a fork in a bowl. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Go Tigers!


Labor Day Weekend Fun

Well hello again!

A day off from blogging becomes 2, becomes 3 becomes over a week later.  It’s been a great week, as any national holiday is.  Complete with a trip down South to my roots in the Carolinas.  Tailgating at my alma matter, Clemson (in South Carolina) and then two lovely nights with my parents at a Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina.

Enjoy the pics and snipets of the trip and I’ll be back up and running with new recipes soon.

[WARNING: Some gross injury photos included at the very bottom.  Scroll at your own risk.  You have been warned.]

First thing off was starting with a yummy tailgate.  Got a “Bo Box” from Bojangles and it was worth every greasy calorie.  BBQ & Fried Chicken are definitely my ‘treat’ foods.

Sorority Sister reunion

Mom & Dad at the gameThe whole gang

THE MOST EXCITING 25 SECONDS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Then, on to Asheville where we stayed at the lovely Abbington Green.

And of course, obligatory food picture.  This one taken from the Early Girl Eatery.  Some of the best Collard Greens I’ve ever had!

Now, as promised, the disgusting injury photos.  Went for a run on Saturday morning and wound up tripping over some uneven pavement and sliding across the ground.  I’m now on day 5 of a break from running and recovering nicely.  Hopefully, this little rest period won’t impact my marathon training too much.

You were warned…