I'm also a daughter/sister/wife (not a sister wife, though...just to be clear).
I'm a teacher.
I'm a best friend.
I'm a cat mama.
I'm a runner.
I'm a reader.
I'm a food LOVER.
And apparently, I'm a cook. Not an amazing one, by any stretch of the imagination. I don't make up my own recipes, but I sure know how to find some winning recipes online!
Today, I cooked 2 seriously awesome meals, and I couldn't be prouder of myself. :)
Let's start with lunch.
Breakfast kind of got away from me, as I headed out the door at 7:30 to work out with Alyssa at her gym. I had a Chobani pineapple greek yogurt on my way, and a small bowl of Kashi Go Lean (the original, not crunch or crisp...it's my FAVORITE, in case you want to shower me with any gifts of cereal.).
After a sweaty session at the gym (30 minutes on an Arc, 30 minutes on a treadmill, 10 minutes of abs/stretching), I was itching to make Rachel's Friday Night French Toast! It has all the makings of a seriously amazing breakfast-turned-lunch, including french toast, bananas, and EGGS!
|carefully following Rachel's recipe!|
|nice camo pants, husband.|
|full stove top!|
|Ben's open-faced sandwiches, not quite ready!|
|my french toast egg and banana sandwich! topped with syrup! SO GOOD!|
*Insert several hours of lounging, lesson planning, and light cleaning*
Fast forward to about 5:00 pm, when I decided to marinate some chicken in a McCormick's Mexican Fiesta seasoning packet, and started thinking about dinner plans.
I knew I wanted to have something spicy with the chicken, and my mind popped to NACHOS! But, we have no chips! What's a girl to do with no tortilla chips and a hankerin' for nachos?!
Make them, of course!!!!!
I googled "baked lime tortilla chips" and up popped The Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen website with this easy and fast recipe!
|I love how easy it is to find recipes online!|
|all juiced up and ready to cook!|
I wish I had only baked them for about 5-6 more minutes, because as you can see, they're a little brown....
They are crispy, salty and full of delicious lime flavor. Though they browned farther than my liking, I really like the taste! They don't taste burned, just...cooked!
|all ready for dinner!|
I can't wait to have them aside a pile of spinach, chicken, black beans, and salsa! :)