I would make nachos with vegetables in that situation. I would do layers. For example, I would get a can of black beans or pinto beans and drain it. I would put tortilla chips on microwaveable plate or platter. I would spoon the beans on top (not refried, I might not even mash them but you could if you wanted). I would then mix together about a cup and a half of diced tomato (fresh or from a can), some chopped up jalapeno (not too much since this is for kids) and half a bell pepper diced. I would put that in a bowl, maybe add a dash of pepper and some sea salt or garlic powder (or all three) and stir it. I would then spoon that on top of the beans on top of the chips.
I'd top that with cheese of choice.
I would slice into thin rings an onion (I'd use red, but use what you like) and place it on top of the cheese. Maybe add some sliced black olives (maybe not) and then a dash of cumin on top of the platter. I'd then pop it into the microwave for the cheese to melt.
Cheryl had great success with this.
If you're going to play with it, I'd caution that if using vegetables like squash, you'd do well to roast them before using them as a nacho layer.
Those posts dealt with greed and the inauguration. A topic I want to note.
AP reports Barack will take corporate money for this year's inauguration. Why not? The only reason he didn't for the 2009 one was because he got slammed (rightly) for the 2008 DNC that was sponsored by one corporation after another. Jake Miller (CBS News) reports:
This year, due to the lingering economic anxiety and the possibility of grave uncertainty surrounding the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, officials are striving to project a more somber, low-key tone. The inauguration's theme - "Faith in America's Future" - appears to be a tacit nod to the more somber tone, evoking a sense of American resolve in the face of adversity.
Get real. Mr. Greedy's all about himself and spending money. They are going to go hog wild yet again. I cannot believe 2009. I'm still not over that.
Excuse me, but I called out the 2005 Bush inauguration in the midst of wars. I'm not going to be a hypocrite and pretend that it's okay to go lavish. What happened in 2009 was outrageous and I'm sure this go round will be even worse.
That's what happens when political parties serve corporations and not the people.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: