My Sunday Best, Vol. 37: Pattern Mixing and a Game Day Recipe

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This post is sponsored by Lindsay Olives, my absolute favorite olive brand! All opinions are my own :)

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! 

I hear there's a big game coming up in the next few weeks, but I couldn't tell you who's playing... I've fallen off the wagon when it comes to following any professional sports. I *do* notice that Sunday Mass tends to be a little less crowded when that biggest of big games rolls around. In that vein of things, I thought I'd share one of our favorite recipes, in the hopes that it inspires you for a tasty game day menu!

But first, here's what we wore...

Pattern mixing win? Fail? What do you think?

Also Mary Claire with the embroidery hoop hat/halo is obviously super-styling! She had already been to Mass earlier with my mom...

I'm trying to figure out the pre-Mass food situation, since 12:30 falls right at the most peck-ish time of day. We had leftovers aplenty from last night's dinner, so I had the kids help me whip up an early lunch.

One of my favorite easy (and delicious!) snacks to serve is something we call "Taco Nachos." It's so easy the kids can make it by themselves, and you can tailor it to include whatever leftovers you have! I invented this out of desperation one day when I had a whole bunch of taco meat to use up but no tortillas, and it's become a favorite lunch/snack.

Here's what you do:

1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

2. Choose your ingredients: At least one protein (leftover taco meat, shredded beef, chopped chicken, pulled pork, black beans - whatever you have!), tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and sour cream and olives to garnish.

3. Layer! Spread a layer of chips first, then cover with your protein (we used shredded beef and black beans), top with cheese, and repeat depending on how much you need.

4. Bake! This will depend on how many layers you used - I generally bake for at least 15 minutes, and keep an eye on the oven to make sure the cheese is nice and melted. Chop up a bunch of olives (or enlist the kids to do it!) while it bakes.

5. Serve! Use a spatula to dish up individual portions and top with your garnish (if you haven't eaten all the olives already!). Then once everyone's finished, you're probably going to be scraping all that's left out of the pan because it's so delicious!

Everybody picks off the olives first because we love them over here - Lindsay Olives are my absolute favorite (find a retailer here)!

(You can shop online and use the code GAMEDAY to get 25% off your online purchase, or you can sign up for Club Lindsay to get a $1-off coupon)

What's your favorite thing to munch on during your sports viewing? I'd love it if you'd share some of your ideas below, or in your linked post!

Your turn!

Post your outfit details & links or not, regale us all with your children's antics, reflect deeply on the readings, or just do a straight picture post - anything goes as long as you actually wore your outfit to church. The link-up is open until Friday, so you've got plenty of time to add your post!

Just a few ground rules before you link up:

1. Please include a photo of what you wore to church this week.

2. Please link back to this post in the body of your post, so your readers know where to find other posts (posts not mentioning "My Sunday Best" or not linking back to this post will be subject to removal).

3. Please visit some other posts in the link-up & leave a nice comment - this is all about affirming each other and building community, not just link dropping :)

4. Make sure the link you add is a link to your specific post or instagram picture (hashtag #mysundaybest and mention me in your caption, @rosiehill425 so I don't miss it!), not just your blog address.

5. Enjoy, and thanks for linking up!

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