Sunday, November 24, 2013

BBQ Chicken Nachos

I figured I better get in as many BBQ recipes as I could while we still live in Kansas City. So here comes another! I must say I was a little worried how this one would turn out, but I think it was a great experiment. Let me know what you think! I will post updates as I modify the recipe.

BBQ Chicken Nachos
Serves 2
Calories: ~450

1 chicken breast
BBQ seasoning
Garlic powder
Ground Cayenne Red Pepper
~4 T. BBQ sauce
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1/2 tomato chopped
tortilla chips (2 servings)
1/2 c. shredded cheese

Defrost chicken and season with spices. I used BBQ seasoning, a little garlic powder and a quick dash of cayenne pepper. Cook the chicken, again we used our trusty George Foreman.

Cut the chicken. Put BBQ sauce into a bowl and add the chicken. Stir the chicken with the BBQ sauce until it is well coated-you may have extra which is good, just add it to top your nachos later.

Chop the onion and tomatoes. I used a yellow onion because they just had a sale for a whole bag for $0.99 so that's what I have on hand. Lay the chips onto the plates. Top with BBQ chicken. (Add a little BBQ sauce if you wish!) Next top with the onion, tomatoes and cheese. I forgot to defrost our cheese so I melted each plate in the microwave for 45 seconds. (I liked it that way best anyways!)

Top with salsa and enjoy! We were a little short on ingredients this practice round. Hopefully I can make more adjustments in the future. But for now, the recipe worked just great for us, especially for a relaxing Saturday night. Let me know if you have any suggestions!! Happy cooking!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ode to Jade

We spent the last weekend in Nebraska cheering the Vikings on at state volleyball. I tried to take a few pictures on my phone during the game. Some of them aren't the best, but here is a super special post-my Ode to Jade!! (And I threw in a couple of Miss Atlee as well!)

Don't forget my super stud cousin, Mattison!

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Receiving their medals

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Week Happenings: 11/9/13

Not nearly as much happened this week for us as last week, but here are my thoughts on the week.

First of all a BIG, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to my sister and the Bertrand Viking volleyball team. They just finished a perfect regular and post-season. They head to state next week. We are very excited to go watch. We only made it to one regular season game :(...Luckily they FINALLY got the #1 seed which means they play Thursday night instead of in the morning aka-we can be there! Sounds like district finals was awesome! I listened on the radio. It was pretty comical listening to someone else's thoughts on the game. I kinda enjoyed it, but the real thing will be MUCH better next week.
Photo via: Platte River Preps
Look at that studly girl!!

I am stuck in class all weekend, but it has been pretty interesting. We did sneak away last night and went to the movie: About Time. If you haven't seen it yet, I HIGHLY recommend it.

I am a huge fan of Rachel McAdams and a sucker for romantic comedies. My oh my, this was not what I was expecting. I thought it would be similar to Time Traveler's Wife... I laughed...I cried...I loved it!! It was SSSOOOO much better than I was anticipating. So go see it, you'll love it. Here's the trailer if you're interested.

Another week of school is in the books. Only a few more left-can't hardly wait! I'm loving this fall weather. The trees are beautiful, and it makes for a pretty incredible drive to and from class. Thanks for stopping by :)