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Not yo’ nacho!

I hope I’m not breaking more rules!  You know those blog police are always out to get me.  At any rate I’m going to use a previous post for my first ever Friday Foodie Fix over at The Whole Gang.  I’ve been wanting to participate in the fun since meeting Diane during What’s for Dinner Wednesday’s but between the rock incident, making green smoothies a fashion statement and playing in my garden I just couldn’t find the time.  Finally things are settling in and with the help of my cooking hubby we’ve come up with a recipe that fits the bill!  P.s It is not against the rules to use a previous post, in fact you can even use more that one post.  Whew, I’m off the hook.


I don’t go to town often and when I do I usually rush home thinking to myself, “I’m never doing that again!”  It’s not that I live outside of a terribly busy town, it’s actually quite quaint.  It’s not that I can’t find the things that I need or want.  It’s mostly my darling two year old who at this point in his young  life is determined to make shopping a chore.

The Bubba, bless his little pink cheeks is bound and determined to live life on the edge.  Literally, I mean the edge of almost everything.  I often find him dangling off the edge of the counter, belaying off of the big boys’ bunk bed or my personal favorite, attempting the back flip out of the child seat (belt and all) of my shopping cart.

Because of his shopping antics I hate to go to town!

My grandmother, bless her heart, went shopping with me the other day and sat in the car so I could make some quick stops and not have to set up a carabiner for the shopping cart experience.

I asked her “If you had the money and didn’t have to think practically what one thing would you have done on a regular basis?”

I suspected I knew the answer since we often think alike and I have a definite number one.

I was right, we would both hire a personal chef!  It’s not that I completely hate to cook (though I’m not great at it) it is a matter of shopping, being responsible for the health and safety (ha ha) of those eating and cleaning up the mess.  If I could school the kids, play in the garden and even organize and clean the house without the worry of “What’s for Dinner” I think I’d have it made!  I might pop into the kitchen now and again and I would certainly continue to experiment with baking each time I got a hankerin’ but I wouldn’t be the “Queen of the Kitchen”.  Grandma and I would gladly relinquish that to anyone else!

My husband got wind of this plan and he mentioned, “Hon, I really don’t mind cooking, in fact I think it’s kinda fun and, no offense, but I’m a much better shopper!”

Yipee!  No way!  My husband wants to be the “Queen of the Kitchen”!  Am I a horrible housewife for letting my husband do the cooking?

You be the judge.

This is what we had for dinner that very night, and in the time it takes to say…

Not yo’ Nacho a $7.00 family meal (serves 6)

Do I really have to go there? (Shopping List):

Note: I’ve been instructed to revise a couple things

  1. 1 bag chips ($3)
  2. 1/2 lb cheese ($2)
  3. 6-8 med. mushrooms (.50)
  4. cilantro (.50)
  5. 1 avocado ($1)
  6. bell pepper (use a sliver from left overs 🙂 pennies)
  7. 1/4 red onion (pennies)
  8. garlic (pennies)
  9. dollop of sour cream (pennies)
  10. olive oil vegetable oil (pennies)
  11. butter

If I can do it, you can do it. Oh wait, I didn’t! (Recipe):

Grate 1/2lb cheese.

Heat 1 Tbsp olive  vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat

Add 2 garlic cloves (minced), 6-8 sliced mushrooms and 2Tbsp butter, heat allowing to slow cook for 5-7min. Also in this step add the red onion and 1/4 sliced bell pepper (pretty much left over’s nachos, whatever’s handy in the frig and sounds good).  After the 5-7 min simmer add 2 Tbsp butter and continue to simmer 3 more minutes.

In the meantime melt grated cheese over chips in the microwave or in a toaster oven.

Top the nachos with saute’ mushroom mixture

Garnish with avacado slices, sour cream and cilantro



Previously this week:

This has been another recipe for the “What’s for Dinner Wednesday Blog Carnival” Hosted by the Gluten Free Homemaker. Thanks for stopping and check out more great ideas here. 

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June 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm 22 comments

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