Today Show: Nach-Off
The hosts had a “Nach-Off”. Al Roker competed against Tamron Hall. Tamron’s had Velveeta and Al Roker had a secret recipe. Tamron explained why they were doing this. They had been talking about nachos and were all craving nachos yesterday. Tamron said she liked Velveeta and Roker said he liked cheddar. Roker wasn’t into the “Nach-Off,” but Tamron really was. Roker was Tamron’s guide in all things cooking and she didn’t want to embarrass him.
Today Show: Tamron Hall Hillbilly Nachos Recipe
Willie did the taste test. He said it would have been better blind, but it was too late for that. He tried Tamron’s first, which he liked. Tamron also explained how she prepared her nachos. She did a combo of ground meat and Jimmy Dean sausage because she likes the yin and yang of beef and pork. She also did Ro-Tel mixed with Velveeta and topped it with guacamole, sour cream, and giardiniera peppers. She said that if you like peppers, this is better than jalapeños. You can also use banana peppers as well if you want. She said that hers are more “hillbilly.”
Today Show: Al Roker Chorizo Nachos Recipe
Al Roker was up next. He had a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar on his nachos. He also had a little chorizo and some olives on his nachos. He had a little sour cream and a little guacamole plus some jalapeños. He definitely went a more traditional route with his nachos.
Willie said that he couldn’t decide the winner alone, so he brought some crew members to try them as well. Tamron reminded them to make sure they got some peppers from her nachos. She tried to win favor by telling them that she was having a party at her house that they were all invited. She was really into this. One guy said that she won even though he hadn’t tasted hers yet so that he could go to the party. Then one guy wanted to go to Roker’s house and Tamron asked if they can’t just all be winners like in suburban soccer. Tamron was freaking out. She did not want to lose. “We think that’s obvious,” Roker said. She stayed up all night making them.
The judges met to talk about the nachos and make their decision. Willie said it was a close vote. Tamron started explaining that hers are more country style and Roker’s are fancy, but they weren’t hearing it. They chose Tamron as the winner because they didn’t want to hear her whine about it. She won a basket of chips.
Today Show: Weekend Pictures
They then talked about some weekend pictures with Josh Zepps from Huffpost Live. They showed some pictures of the hurricanes. There were some surfers trying to get waves, but they could get in trouble.
They also showed William H. Macy photobombing his wife, Felicity Huffman. They were going crazy at the Emmys.
They then showed a picture of a baseball player jumping over another baseball player. He looked really dedicated.
They also showed an adorable baby tiger. It was so cute! It had a condition where it was all black because its stripes are so close together. They’re actually becoming more common because we’re breeding tigers in captivity.