Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yet another reason why I'm in love

Jake's masterpiece - he digs in.

Dinner tonight was a creation. Sticking with our two goals: cheap and using as much we could of what we had, we went with nachos. We winged it, kind of going off what we like on nachos and running with it. We already had a lot of the things and then went to the store for the rest - Jake needed coffee and milk anyway and I was having a caffeine free coke craving.

We had chicken so we made the nachos based on that. We bought some knock off white cheese dip ("Mexican cafe style") at the grocery store and have ended up using it for 4 different meals - a good value. Since we had an outstanding amount of shredded cheese, we put all the ingredients together to come up with the idea. Jake did this solely himself and it was delicious. I was hanging out on the couch, catching up on the news, and before I realized it, Jake was saying dinner was ready. I had been planning to go in and help but the meal only took about 10 minutes to make so I ended up getting treated to a completely work free meal!

Our nachos needed...
- Tortilla Chips (we used On the Border because they were thick and big)
- Chicken (boneless, skinless)
- refried beans (ours were the spicy jalapeno kind)
- shredded lettuce (bought the pre cut bagged kind for convenience)
- tomato (we only used 1/2)
- yellow onion (again, only used 1/2)
- jalapenos
- cheese (we used the white cheese dip and a chedder/Monterrey shredded mix)
- fajita seasoning

We boiled the chicken to get it to be shreddable, then sauteed it in the fajita seasoning for flavor with the onions. Jake then put the chips on a cookie sheet, spread the beans on top, put the chicken and onions on, and let that sit in the oven for a few minutes. He then put the lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, and cheeses on and let that sit long enough for the cheese to melt.

I totaled it all up and we only spent 6$ at the store on this meal - counting stuff we had that we had previously bought, the meal probably cost about $15 total.

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