MACHO NACHOS ~ TORTILLA TRAY ~ NACHO BELL GRANDE ~ NACHO SUPREME ~ EPIC NACHOS

Whatever you want to call them

I’ll just stick with

HEAVENLY DELICIOUSLY!!!

My husband and I were quite busy and it was nearing dinner time, (the kids have all moved out and I’m not pressed/guilted into thinking I have to cook “Healthy Family Meals” big enough to serve all 5 of us anymore)…. YES We are Empty Nesters!  HaHa!!!

Anyway – We were both on the verge of HANGRY – I was thinking so what can I do with what I already have? My Thinking Cap went on —  LEFTOVER shredded chicken breast came to mind (mmmmm) perfect for crispy, crunchy tortilla chips covered in gooey, melted cheese topped with taco sauce, onions, peppers, and tomatoes from the garden and heaping dollop of sour cream ~  such wonderful flavor combinations.

I have a nice baking stone – it is the perfect size for my husband and I, plus I LOVE to use it for this recipe – the cheese cleans off the stone surface easily!  OR  You can line a baking sheet with parchment paper to make clean up easier.

If you have leftover meat like I did feel free to use whatever type of meat you like AND feel free to USE as much or as little of whatever vegetables/toppings you like! This is your masterpiece design it for your eating pleasure!!!


HEAVENLY DELICIOUS NACHOS

1LB. Ground Beef/Chicken OR Meat of Your Choice
1/2 Cup Onions, diced
Season meat – I like to use Black Pepper and Garlic Salt/Season Salt
1 can Refried/Kidney/Black Beans
Taco Seasoning (homemade or you can use a packet)

Tortilla Chips

Onion, diced
Shredded Cheese of choice (I like a mixed variety)
Roma Tomatoes, diced OR Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
2 to 3 Green Onions with Tops, sliced
Olives
Jalapeños

Taco Sauce/Salsa
Sour Cream
Guacamole


Preheat the oven at 400 degrees.

Brown the ground beef, diced onions and seasonings over medium-high heat until fully cooked, drain grease then add beans (if you want to use them) and add taco seasoning including whatever liquid the package says – stirring until well mixed. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid mostly evaporates, about 5 minutes.

While the beef is simmering, add a generous layer of chips to your baking sheet and sprinkle with a light layer of cheese. Then sprinkle meat/beans mixture, over top of tortillas then top with more shredded cheese!!!!

Bake at 400º – 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Remove from the oven, and top as desired. I start with my sauce – then I sprinkle my vegetables then my dollop of sour cream and guacamole if I have it! Serve immediately.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 🤎 Smile & Enjoy 🤎

CRUNCHY COLESLAW

I love this recipe because it has a lot of different flavor combinations and the noodles give it a crunchy texture. Best of all, it is quick to prepare and it is perfect for picnics and potlucks, or any gathering! NOTE – Don’t be afraid to add extra veggies/nuts – I use broccoli and cauliflower. Sunflower seeds are also very good in this salad.

CRUNCHY COLESLAW

1 (16oz.) Package Coleslaw Mix
5 Green Onions
1 C. Broccoli, chopped fine
1/2 C. Butter/Margarine 1/4 C. Sesame Seeds
2 (3oz.) Packages Ramen Noodles, broken
1 (2oz.) Package Slivered Almonds

DRESSING: (use more or less to suit your taste – I like less oil and more vinegar)
1/2C. Sugar
1/2C. Vinegar 1/4C. Oil
1T. Soy Sauce
SPECIAL NOTE: Being I love crunchy food – I mix my ramen noodle mixture in prior to serving – If I feel I am not going to eat all of the coleslaw – I save my crunchy stuff in a special container – then mix it when I go to eat it……So I have it on hand I ALWAYS make double batches of the noodle mixture and my dressing.

Mix sugar, vinegar, oil, and soy sauce in jar and shake until well mixed. Chill

Slice onions, then add to the slaw and broccoli – mix and set aside. Melt butter in skillet; add seasoning packet, sesame seeds, almonds and noodles while stirring consistently, sauté until lightly browned once browned place on a cookie sheet spreading it out then set aside and allow to cool. Just before serving, mix everything together and serve.

FLUFFY WHITE BREAD (Bread Machine Recipe)

FLUFFY WHITE BREAD (Bread Machine Recipe)

This is one of my “Go To” recipes for a basic white bread. This recipe makes a soft, fluffy loaf with a flaky crust. Perfect for all uses!!!

1 cup and 3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3-1/4 cups white bread flour
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or rapid rise yeast

Add ingredients to your bread machine as per your machine’s directions. Choose basic white bread – regular or rapid rise cycle.

My bread machine requires the liquids first, so I add water and oil into the bread pan, then add salt, sugar, then I add my flour – I make a small well indentation on top of flour and make sure it does not reach wet ingredients. Add the yeast to the indentation. Keep yeast away from the salt.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 💜 Smile & Enjoy 💜

SMASHED SPUD STACK

SMASHED SPUD STACK

No matter how you stack it or what you stack it in these potatoes are the BOMB! BOMB Diddley DELICIOUS!

NOTES: You can used leftover mashed potatoes, you can make fresh OR don’t be ashamed use store bought mashed potatoes – BOB Evans brand was pretty tasty (that’s what a friend told me) 😉😋🤣!!! The Family Size container is 2lbs. and is what I used for the batch I made in the mini meatloaf tin – as you can see it was just a tad too much – BUT they were NOT Picture Perfect BUT still DELCIOUS!

2 Eggs
3 C. Mashed Potatoes
1/2 C. French Onion Dip (I Use Heluva Good French Onion Dip )
Sprinkle Pepper
Sprinkle California Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Onions
1-1/2 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese – Plus Extra for Serving
2 Tablespoons Cheez Whiz
2 Tablespoons Chopped Chives – Dried or Fresh
2 Green Onions with Tops, Sliced

Optional Toppings When Served:
Sour Cream
Chives/Green Onions
Cheese
Bacon – Cooked and Crumbled

Preheat oven to 400º. Lightly grease with butter a 9×13 dish, casserole dish, muffin tins or mini loaf size tin – whatever you prefer. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs then mix in the French onion dip and potatoes, sprinkle pepper, garlic salt and minced onions – mix well. Stir in both cheeses, the chives, green onions, and mix well. Spoon into the desired baking pan of your choice, filling the cups to slightly below the top – sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake 25- 35 minutes until they pull away from the sides of the cup and are golden brown. Remove from oven and let them cool a few minutes then serve as they are or add additional toppings.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 🧡 Smile & Enjoy 🧡

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