Monday, November 10, 2008

First Meal in the New Apartment...

Could it be anything other than Mexican?! erin and i have spent the last two weeks moving into our new apartment. We have have painting, carrying, decorating and unpacking for two weeks straight and we were in dire need of normalcy. Last night i really wanted to cook in my new kitchen...but i knew that my exhaustion called for something quick and delicious...HOMEMADE NACHOS!!

Our friends Molly and Nick introduced us to how simple it is to make your own nachos. you don't have to use that liquid cheese... or drizzle it on if you like! You simply add chips, whatever topping your heart desires and bake at 375 degrees until the cheese is melted. Normally erin and i each choose different chips. I love the Guiltless Gourmet chips but erin not so much. She is also a huge fan of jalapenos (I use maybe 2) and I love to add sauteed peppers and onions to my side!

We start off with a cookie sheet covered in foil (no pans to wash!) add our chips (i found a bag of Lays Light Rest. style tortilla chips that I have wanted to try), then we add 99% fat free vegetarian chili. We use to use turkey chili but for some reason it had a sweetness to it that erin didn't really care for, the veggie kinda was more to her liking. We added some canned seasoned tomatoes (they were seasoned with green chilies and mexican spices) added our own toppings and finish it off with reduced fat mexican cheese. Unlike fat free cheese the reduce fat actually melts rather well! Molly and nick make layers with theirs so that you get toppings through out the whole pile. we were far too hungry to be that careful!

They only took about 10-15 mins to melt up and we devoured them in approximately the same amount of time :).