Mine, Nacho’s Cheezy Rice Surprise

Light In the Distance…

OUT DATE- 243 Days and counting – Still gotta eat.

Steven Maisenbacher

Walks On The Grass

Here I am once again sports fans with another installment of “Exactly what I don’t know” and I’m your host, Walks On The Grass.

Well, I have made yet another culinary discovery! See, today I was gonna make a bowl of “These Are Mine Nacho’s,” watch a little football, and kinda chill. It’s gonna be a good dreary day for it but as I was whipping up my amazing cheese sauce I got to thinkin about every other time I make nacho’s. They always end up chipless with sauce and meat left, so I usually just get the spoon. But today I had an “A-ha” moment. What if I put the chips on a bed of rice? Then all the good gooey stuff wouldn’t just make a mini pool in the bowl by the time I scarfed all  the chips. So I ran back to the cell, got me a bag of rice, tossed in some 190 degree water and let it soak while I finished the sauce and heated the chili (with no beans).

When everything was ready, I put about an inch of rice across the bottom of the bowl and then filled it with chips (Tostitos brand). Next up super liberal amounts of mixed peppers over the chips and hidden rice, then the chili, then on went the cheese sauce. Now it’s gone and I’m so full I can barely stand it. I’m gonna tell ya right here and now, I didn’t even pay any attention to the football game. Nope, those nacho’s had my full and undivided attention, and now, well I’ve got a nice rice bowl full of all the gooey deliciousness that had me so mesmerized.

Listen, this is kinda like way too good, so be careful. This is what you will need:

Some chili with no beans

Some Tostito chips  (Doritos will do in a pinch but they are way over rated)

Some white instant rice

Next ya gotta make the super-secret I will never divulge the ingredients cheese sauce. OK, yes i will.

Take some cheddar cheese, about 1 small 4 oz. block, then ya take a half a tub of gouda smoked cheese spread, put it in there, then a hand full of parmesan.  Then ya pour in a little milk, and nuke it for 2 minutes.  Pull it out after 1minute and stir it really well, then finish it. Now pour it on the bowls ingredients and enjoy.

After all the chips with yummy goo on em are gone, you will have a cheesy/chili rice bowl for later. And I’ll tell ya, after my afternoon nap, that’s the plan: Me, the bowl’s remains and some football. Now you can put this one to the test, but the coolest thing is to see the rice in the bowl, a second bonus treat for later. mmmmmmmmmmmmm..delicious…

Published by Edna Peirce Dixon

I am an elder in my 9th decade. I have lived an ordinary life, I’ve done all the ordinary and expected things, went to school, got married, raised a family, tried to be a good person. Throughout this life I have also been a seeker, an outsider by nature, always looking through cracks in the fences of life, questioning, challenging, learning, trying to make sense of the world and its conventions. Then in my golden years, as I sought to find meaning in my existence, some unexpected things happened and I’ve since learned it took a lifetime to prepare me for the challenge to come. My journey – indeed my calling - led me to come to know a remarkable man who happened to be an inmate in federal prison. Nothing could have been more foreign to my personal experience. GHOST DANCER Communicating daily for nearly nine years I had the opportunity to walk many paths with Ghost discussing our thoughts on many common interests with candor and respect. With enormous generosity Ghost has allowed me to share his wisdom and knowledge of his Native American heritage on Journeys of the Spirit. Over time, Ghost gradually revealed his life story in small bits, like scrambled pieces of some gigantic puzzle. Now, after spending more than 40 years in prison, Ghost Dancer is at last free and ready to tell his amazing personal story. As the saying goes, “you can’t make this stuff up” and as his friend and editor I can say this is a story so big that even after working with him for nearly nine years, I continue to be astonished as he shares new details my mind simply could never imagine. From the very first chapter, Ghost leads us on his journey and invites us to walk with him on his Nene Cate (Red Road). From the day he was born, a happy, loving gifted child, he endured heartbreaking sorrows, betrayals and exploitations. Through it all, Ghost fought a system determined to destroy him by any means, as he struggled to remain true to his calling. Through Ghost Dancer I also met and came to know Walks On The Grass, another federal prisoner whose story is also compelling even though very different. In Journeys of the Spirit, Walks has shared his decades-long journey from deep addiction to wholeness in LONG ROAD HOME and shared other bits of his story in ALONG THE WAY. Now as he approaches his August release into this crazy world of 2022 Walks shares his the thoughts and misgivings as he counts down to the big day in LIGHTS IN THE DISTANCE.

2 thoughts on “Mine, Nacho’s Cheezy Rice Surprise

    1. I’ll ask Walks for his thoughts on this, but I’m pretty sure he would agree with you. He is so hungry for the delight of fresh home-cooked nutritious meals after 37 years in federal prison. The BOP is not known for making nutritious fresh food available to inmates and seldom would he have even seen a sweet potato or any other fresh fruit or vegetable. He must take his pleasures where he can find them.


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