Monthly Archives: February 2014

Nachos

Hi everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I hope you all survived the snow storm! Chris and I both had the day off yesterday and decided to have a semi-indulgent dinner last night in the form of nachos!!

We had some leftover chicken, corn tortillas, and cheese so I decided to throw them together in a casserole and see what happened. Lucky for me, my little experiment was delicious!!

20140214-084045.jpgThis isn’t really a recipe – more of a method. Feel free to swap in black beans, a different type of meat, or a different kind of cheese!

For my nachos I used homemade corn tortilla chips, fat-free refried beans, leftover chicken breast (1 and 1/2 breasts), sharp cheddar cheese, and salsa (hot green salsa and medium red salsa).

If you want to make your own chips, cut 6-inch corn tortillas into triangles (4 chips per tortilla). I think I used at least 15 little tortillas if not more. If you make too many just keep them in a large ziplock bag!

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and then place tortilla triangles in a single layer. Spray the tortillas with more nonstick spray (I used butter flavor) and top with kosher salt and chili powder. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them because they brown really easily!

20140214-083906.jpgTo make the nachos, place a layer of chips in the bottom of a deep casserole – preferably one you can serve them in.

20140214-083914.jpgTop the chips with refried beans,

20140214-083926.jpgleftover chicken breast,

20140214-084104.jpgand a layer of cheddar cheese!

20140214-084111.jpgRepeat all the layers one more time.

20140214-084118.jpgPlace the casserole in a 350 degree oven and cook for 10-20 minutes. You might need to go longer to make sure the cheese on the second layer melts!

20140214-084125.jpgTop with your favorite salsa and enjoy!!!

This was a really delicious and easy snowday dinner! It wasn’t too terrible either because we baked our own chips!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and are able to defrost a little today!

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Weekend Snapshots February 7-9, 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a really great weekend here in DC and I am ready for another busy week ahead! Let me fill you in on my weekend while I enjoy my purple smoothie!

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My Favorite Purple Smoothie

Hi everyone! I hope you all are are having a nice week! This week didn’t drag on the way last week did, but I am still glad that it is Friday!

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Weekend Snapshots January 31- February 2, 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a busy and fun weekend – one of those weekends that I am still catching up from this morning!

I had the second submission of a big paper I am writing this semester due on Friday. I turned it in around seven and was glad to have it off my plate for at least a few days!

After I turned in my paper, Chris and I headed to Glover Park to celebrate Chris’ friend Reilly’s 29th birthday! We went to he and his wife’s house for appetizers and then headed to Heist in Dupont Circle to continue the fun. It was a great night!

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