Showing posts from February 19, 2012

Chicken Nachos - Easy

I had pulled some frozen leftover soup chicken  out of the freezer the "other day" (translation:  I forgot which day) without thinking about what I would do with it.  Since it had been completely defrosted since this past weekend, I thought it would be nice to, I dunno, actually make dinner around it.  As if by wizardry, a tortilla chip commercial suddenly appeared on TV.

I thought ... what a great idea ... hamburgers!

No, I really decided upon chicken nachos.  Of course I only had whole wheat tortillas in the pantry.  And enchilada sauce.  But did that stop me?  Nope, nope, nope!  I made nachos anyway.  A simple nuking of frozen corn and dinner was ready in a snap.

Don't fear the amount of chile powder.  Or green chiles.  Both are heavy on flavor yet light on heat.  Even if ketchup makes you reach for the water pitcher, you won't be bothered by the quantities involved.   Just don't toss on jalapeƱos.   Those are reserved for my serving.  If I had any to toss on.


Brisket Recap -- Now with Photos!

I made brisket the other day.  When I went to retrieve the oldie-but-goodie recipe from deep within my blog, I was shocked to discover that  the photos vanished off yet another ancient 2 year-old post.

I hate when that happens.  Especially since I never got around around to backing up the older photos on the laptop that crashed.  TIP ALERT!   Whatever seems too unimportant to backup will become red-alert critical after a crash.  Back. Up. EVERYTHING!

Here are some new photos of the brisket I made the other day.  This time the photos are backed up.  Really, for sure.

Please visit the original post for the recipe and back-story. 

I made the string beans my usual way ... toss in small baking dish, add margarine and a pinch of kosher salt, then nuked for 4 minutes on high.  The bits of onion come from the brisket sauce, which was almost as heavenly as the sauce over the rice.

Thanks again to my former neighbor Ellen for sharing her family recipe with me!