I am usually the one in the family that manages to hurt myself. I run into the coffee table that has always been there, I trip over things, stumble down the steps etc. I am known to be rather clumsy. Well, for once I am not the one to hurt myself. My husband went on a work outing the other day, where they went hiking up in the Poudre Canyon. I think it was about 6 1/2 mile hike, and with about 3 miles to go, he rolled his ankle. There was no choice, he was in the middle of no where on a trail, 3 miles from the road, he had to continue. Needless to say, by the time he made it home (after the team went out to lunch and he went to work for an hour) his ankle was very swollen and painful. After lots of ice and ibuprofen he is starting to get better. But it will be a little while before he is back to hiking and biking like he wants to be.
To make him feel a little better, I made him nachos for dinner. I figured some cheese and bacon was bound to make him feel better, right? When we lived in Iowa there was a brewery called Granite City Brewery in town. It is a chain, so they are in quite a few cities around the Mid West. One of my favorite things on the menu was there Idaho Nachos. Waffle fries topped with cheese and bacon and then garnished with sour cream and green onions. Pretty darn simple, but oh so comforting and good. I am not always a fan of plain sour cream, but with the fries and the cheese it is perfection.
You may remember a couple weeks ago when I shared the Cheesy Shrimp Nachos recipe. I am working with KRAFT and Safeway Just For You to make sure you know about the KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese that now comes in a stand up pouch. It is still the same great cheese you know from before, just in new packaging. Less packaging actually! All of your old favorite varieties of cheese are still available. I used one of our favorites; Colby & Monterey Jack cheese for these nachos. It was super easy to just pour the cheese over the waffle fries, and it melts up perfectly. Exactly what you want in a pile of nachos!
- 1 bag frozen waffle fries
- 4 strips bacon , cooked until crisp
- 2 cups shredded KRAFT Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1/4 cup green onion , sliced
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Cook the waffle fries according to the package directions, until crispy.
- Line a plate or baking sheet with a layer of the cooked waffle fries. Top with 1/2 the bacon and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Top with the remaining fries, bacon and cheese. Microwave or return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
- Remove from the oven top with sour cream and green onions to serve.