A couple of weeks ago (July 1, actually), as her "Best New Thing In The World", she invited some folks from Iowa who own a restaurant to make their specialty on her show: something called the Magic Mountain. (There's some connection to an Obama town hall and ... the details are in the podcast).
A Magic Mountain is a piece of Texas Toast with meat, french fries, cheese sauce, and onions (to look like snow on top). If you put chili on top, it's called a Volcano.
OMG. I craved one for like, three days before I could get to the store and get the stuff to make one. If I had picked up a can of vegetarian chili, this could even be a Project Veg recipe. But its not.
|I used the Texas Toast I had in the fridge, which has cheese on it. I mean, you can never have too much cheese, right?|
|Fries. I didn't put the meat, b/c at this point I thought I was doing this veg.|
|Melted cheese (I didn't have sauce, sorry).|
|Onions, to look like "snow" on the mountain.|
|Okay, it looks really awful. But it was SOOO good.|