Spiderweb Nachos

Hello Over the Big Moon Readers!  I’m Krista and you can find me over at While He Was Napping.  It’s a hodge-podge collection of my journey to Domestic Goddess-dom.  I’m no where near perfect, but I’ve learned a lot.  It’s been fun to share crafts, recipes, printables, cleaning and organizing ideas, fashion and beauty tips, blogging tutorials, things for kids and ideas for date night and romance from my little adventure.  I’d love for you to come over and be my friend!


In a nutshell, I’m the young, twenty-something wife to a handsome hubby and momma to our two cute litte boys.  My husband is the love of my life and best friend.  {I’m a lucky girl like that.}  We have a rambunctious 3-year-old, Little Monkey, that keeps me incredibly busy and on my toes.  He has more energy than I could ever dream of.  We also have a growing Little Gator.  He joined our family in February and we’ve been riding that first-year roller coaster with all its ups and downs.  He is now mobile and that’s been an adventure.  These boys are the inspiration behind the title of my blog, as I only seem to get things done when they are asleep.

I have been blogging since the Autumn of 2010 and started October Spooktacular that October.  I’ve held it for two seasons and I’m gearing up for season three.  If you’re in the market for some fun Halloween decor, food or even date ideas for you and your sweetie, come check out the archives and make sure you join me next month for more fun!

Alrighty, enough about me.  This little project actually happened during my pre-blog days.  It was the first year my husband and I were married and I had a little – okay, a LOT – more free time than I do now.  But, here’s my favorite part: this is so simple, we still do it every year!  My 3-year-old has already started asking if we can make spider nachos!  If you’re looking for a simple, creepy dinner or an appetizer for your Halloween shindig, look no further!  Pull these yummy nachos together in about 15 minutes.

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I usually just make one big plate for my hubby and me and a small plate for my Little Monkey.  He’s still kind of a gross, messy eater and we’d rather not share with him just yet.  A small pizza pan works really well for us.  If you need or want something a little less “community plate”, simply divide the ingredients into smaller portions and put each on it’s own dish.  You can get the smaller foil tins at the Dollar Tree in a 4-pack in the kitchen section.  They are awesome and super portable.  Perfect for a party.  You can heat them up right in the tin if you want and just toss the tins when you’re done.  Doesn’t get much easier than that.

SPIDER WEB NACHOS

Ingredients:

30 or so Tortilla chips

1/4 c of cheese*

1/2 can of beans*

2 Roma tomatoes, diced

1 avocado, sliced or diced

1 small can of sliced olives

chopped cilantro, optional

1/4 cup sour cream, in a zippy baggie

Directions:

1.  Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Layer the chips, beans, cheese, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro on a baking pan.

3.  Put in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes.  Just long enough to heat everything up and melt the cheese.  (You can also put it on a plate and nuke it in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.  I’ve done both and both work.)  If you use the oven method, transfer your nacho heap to a plate or let the pan cool enough it won’t burn you if you’re going to use that as your plate.

4.  Take the sour cream in your zippy bag.  Cut the corner off.  Not too much, though.  Just a little snip.  It’ll make a bigger hole than you think.  At least it always does for me.

5.  Draw the spokes of the spiderweb by starting at the top of the plate and drawing a straight line down to the bottom of the plate with the sour cream.  Move to the left side of the plate and make a line from left to right (or right to left, it doesn’t matter).  You should have a plus sign (+) made from sour cream.

6.  Rotate the plate about 45 degrees and draw another plus sign (+) on top of the one you just made.  You should now have the spokes of the spider web.

7.  Take your sour cream and draw the lines to connect the spokes.  I usually start in the middle and begin connecting the spokes with a droopy line to make the web.  Go all the way around and then do the same on the next layer, until you have run out of nachos to draw on.

8.  If you’d like, top your nachos with spider rings for a creepy crawly invader(I used an orange one, but it kinda got lost in the color of the chips and cheese.  Black ones show up a lot better.)

Enjoy!

Serves 2-3

* Side notes on the ingredients:

Cheese – I use whatever is in the fridge, usually a combo of cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack

Beans – Take your pick of pinto, kidney, black, refried or a combo of those.  I typically just use them from a can.  If you’re ambitious, go ahead and make your own.  We recently discovered S&W’s Chipotle Pinto beans – DELISH!  They are a little spicy though, so be warned.  That’s what will be on the hubby’s and my plate this year.

Of course you can add or subtract ingredients to your liking and play with the measurements as well.  Love cheese?  Pour it on.  Salsa?  Jalapenos?  My husband thinks it’s not actually dinner if there is no meat in the ingredients.  Add a little shredded chicken or pork or ground beef to get a heartier meal.  You can also add spider webs to soups, chili and pizzas.  Customize to your liking and eat up!

If you ever need a place to crash, you’re welcome over at While He Was Napping!  Thanks for having me, Lisa and Pam!  It’s been a blast!


Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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