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The 2010-11 NHL season begins today for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

How am I feeling? Nervous. Excited. Worried. Optimistic. Hopeful.

And hungry.

Hockey makes me hungry.

That’s why I decided to host a little hockey event for all the food bloggers out there that love their hockey.

On Saturday nights, when we’re watching Hockey Night in Canada, I love to make chili with nachos.

Sometimes I have little arguments with myself about which I like more: the chili or the nachos.

I would say it’s a tie and fortunately we don’t have to settle this tie with a shootout.

We can eat both.

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Here’s to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here’s to a hockey event celebrating food bloggers that love hockey. Here’s to a great season.

Go Leafs Go!

Ciao!

Remember, you have until midnight EST Friday October 8th to e-mail me your entries at creampuffsinvenice{@}gmail{dot}com.

This is my most favourite chili recipe.

For the nachos above, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Spread your favourite nachos on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top with thinly sliced jalapeno and as much cheddar and monterey jack cheeses as you like. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the nachos have turned crispy. Enjoy!