Yummy Chili Cheese Fries- Easy Game Day Appetizer

This post is sponsored by McCain Potatoes but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Chili Cheese Fries

  • McCain Seasoned Curly Fries
  • Chili (Canned or Homemade)
    • 1 lb. Ground Beef
    • 2 Cans Pinto Beans
    • 1 Can Kidney Beans
    • 1- 20 oz. Can Rotel
    • 1 Onion
    • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
    • 2 tsp. Crushed Garlic
    • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Sour Cream

Dump all Chili ingredients into the crockpot including raw ground beef.  I broke it up with a spatula and then set to low for 8 hours.  About 25 minutes before serving bake McCain Seasoned Curly Fries as per label directions.  Once they are done top with chili and shredded cheese and put back in the oven for just a few minutes.  Top with sour cream and serve.  If you are taking this to someone's house for a party appetizer assemble once you arrive and bake for just a few minutes in their oven.

As a working mother of three I'm always looking for EASY new recipes.  I don't have time to slave away in the kitchen but I still want affordable options, fresh ideas and flavorful food.  In your frozen food aisle at Walmart you can easily find McCain Fries in a variety of options like Craft Beer Fries, Extra Crispy Curly Fries and Waffle Fries.  They make the perfect base for a variety of recipes and appetizers.  I choose to use them for Chili Cheese Fries which could be used for a game day appetizer or even a hassle free dinner at home.

Family Fun Getaway at Tenaya Lodge

We just returned from the BEST family weekend at Tenaya Lodge, which is the perfect family Winter getaway with a little flavor of everything to keep everyone entertained.  From Fresno it is a very easy drive, just over 1 hour from door to door.  We arrived Friday evening and were greeted with such a warm welcome.  It was such a special treat to have a bottle of wine awaiting us in our room along with a s'more kit.  After settling in we headed to dinner at Jackalope's Grill.  There are 4 restaurants on the property along with a deli for snacks and grab and go food.  Tenaya Lodge is a 4 Diamond resort but what stands out is the staff which is kind, friendly, warm and accommodating.  Our meal was delicious and the service was exceptional.  After dinner we headed down to the grand fire pit to roast marshmallows and chow down on s'mores.  It's quite the magical experience to roast mallows amongst the snow and under the stars.  Following our fun treat we changed to head to the indoor hot tub, which is one of the best amenities at Tenaya Lodge.  There is an outdoor pool and hot tub as well but they are closed for the Winter season.  There are not too many places where you can go swimming when it's snowing outside but Tenaya has that option for you.  We visited every day we were there and it was a highlight for the kids.  Right off of the indoor pool is a spectacular game room with video games, huge televisions, air hockey, pool tables and games.  We had every intention of coming to play at least a game of air hockey but there was so much to do we only peaked in to check it out.