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Easy Cheesy Nachos

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To start off the weekend, Bradley specifically asked for Nachos for dinner, so our usual Pizza Friday turned into Nachos Friday.

Having never made this dish before I was quite frantic about getting it right, so I scoured the web looking for the perfect recipe, but nothing came up with an explanation that made sense, and many had a ton of other ingredients that i was not interested in…  so I decided to wing it. And boy was it “winged”! What an awesome dish it turned out to be!

Ingredients:

1 packet 250g Nachos Chips

1 jar 400g Salsa (or make your own)

4 pre-grilled, pre-spiced chicken fillet breasts

1 Green Pepper chopped into bits

2 sprigs chopped Spring Onion

about 250ml grated Mozzarella

a few left over cherry tomatoes halved

a few leftover jalapeño pepper bits

1 tub fresh Guacamole (or make your own)

Sour Cream

Method:

I used a smallish (23x25cm) casserol dish and made two layers of nachos.

On medium heat in pan, use a splash of Olive Oil, fry up Green Pepper for 3 minutes, add Chicken cut into bite sized chunks, add Spring Onion, stir up for another minute, add jar of Salsa. Stir up and heat through, then remove from heat.

Start layering dish, place half packet of  nachos at the bottom, scoop half of the chicken-salsa mix onto the nachos, pop in some tomato & jalapeño bits, top with half the mozzarella.  Repeat another layer with the other half of ingredients, so place Nachos, add Chicken mix, Tomato & Jalapeño (optional), top with Mozzarella.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 5-8 minutes… keep an eye on it, when the cheese melts and/or starts turning brown – Take it out!

Enjoy with fresh Guacamole and a dollop of Sour Cream.

This is how mine turned out:

This was soooooooo yummy & still crispy, definitely one to make again soon (after spending more time at the gym!)

Let me know if  you’ve made it, and how it turned out.

♥ Jo

Finding Friday Fabulous

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Finding Friday Fabulous is my new place to share fabulous finds on, well, a Friday!

So just in time for the long weekend (with an almost-holiday on Monday) and a real holiday (Woman’s day) on Tuesday, my Fabulous Friday Find is: DREAMS! (yeah, you know you got them)… here are some inspirational quotes and signs about dreams, life and magic:

Happy Weekend All!

♥ Jo

 

Nap Time

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I love nap time!

It’s a space and place where everything calms down for a bit and I get to hit the reboot button.  When first becoming a mom, I spent much of my time trying to coordinate nap schedules:

Get Christopher to nap so I can nap/Get Christopher to nap so I can work/Get Christopher to nap so I can clean

Then Sophia was born:

Get Christopher to nap so I can feed Sophia/Get Sophia to nap so I can spend time with Christopher… then the difficult one… Get both of them to nap at the same time, so i can regain some sanity!  I had it down to a fine art, both of them would take a nap after lunch (well actually the “fine art” is me driving them around in the car until they fall asleep).

Then, quite recently, Christopher decided he didn’t need naps anymore… eeeeek! “Mommy, I a big boy now, I no need sleep”.  I still get him to take a nap on some days depending on what he did during the morning or if he’s ill, but soon I’ll have to make peace with no more naps… and a lot more entertaining to do (more on that in another post)

Some memories of my napping angels:

One of Christopher’s first naps!

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Nap with Christopher (8 months)

Pooped  after a playdate

One of Sophia’s first naps

Too precious!

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Happy napping!

♥Jo

 


The Beginning

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Finally! I started.

There’s something liberating about just doing it, closing your eyes and jumping straight into the deep end. I’ve always been talking, dreaming and thinking about my own blog, and today I started. (YAY ME!)

I’m not quite sure yet how this beast will be tamed, and what it will turn out to be… my mind is overflowing with ideas and inspirations.  Unfortunately it’s also overflowing with a head cold, blocked nose and drowsiness, so the next installment will have to wait – first it’s nap time while the kids are still at playgroup!

♥ Jo

celebrating the start