Saturday, July 11, 2009

Taco Dip & Pizza

Today I made a taco dip for no other reason than that I had a taste for it. I put refried beans on the bottom of a 9x9 dish, then I made a mixture of sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning and spread that on the beans. Next came a layer of canned chili (no beans), and shredded cheddar cheese to top it off. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes; easy-peasy. Sometimes I will top it with diced tomatoes, chopped green onion and sliced olives, but not today.

At 3:30pm my husband suggested we leave at 4:30pm for dinner at a pizzaria. We had a gift certificate that he got at a fundraiser, so we decided to give it a try. It was good, not great. We got a thin crust and the edges were too hard, but the sauce was more like crushed tomatoes than a 'sauce' which I really liked. Plus they had paper covering the red-checked tablecloth which my budding artist 5 year old had a blast covering with a crayon mural. The iced tea was good, not too strong or too watery. The best part about the evening was discovering a certain Mexican restaurant also in the area; we have been to the location in downtown Chicago and loved it, so we were happy to find one in a less congested area.

Happy eating!