Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

Nachos Part Deux.

Well, what was the verdict on Emilys Crock Pot Nachos?

I came home EXHAUSTED and starving from teaching Total Body….and the aroma of delicious nachos hit me as soon as I walked in the door.

A little blurry, but you get the jist.  The chicken literally shreds itself as it cooks all day in the salsa and rotel.

For the nacho part, I stopped by Kroger earlier where not only did I find these beauties…

But also found my PRECIOUS Veggie Booty (which is scientifically more addicting then any illegal drug) on sale 3 for $5!

These should last me…..ohhhh……2 hours??? hahaha

Anyway, BACK to the nachos….

Chips down…..chicken on top….broiler set to high…..some nice cheesy goodness on top……   “How bad can that be?” (bonus points if anyone knows where that quote is from.  She is my favorite chef!)


I straight up grabbed a fork and ate it off the pan.  It was the good!  (that and the simple fact that I was seconds away from eating the dog I was that starved.)

So needless to say, it was a success.  I wish I would have had the black beans…but it was still GREAT!  Plus I have leftovers for another meal.  Sahweeeeet.

So again, for the record….

  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Jar Salsa
  • 1 Small Can Rotel
  • 1 Can Black Beans

Cook on low for 7-9 hours, place on chips…enjoy!

It doesn’t get simpler than that folks.

On that note, I am officially calling this day donezo.  Gotta teach Spin at 5:45am, so papaw needs to get in the bed.  😉

What is YOUR favorite super simple recipe?





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Best. Nachos. Ever.

Yep, those are what are currently cooking up in my crock pot.  This morning before breakfast I decided some slow cooking nachos were gonna be just what the doctor ordered after a long day at work, and teaching class tonight.

(please excuse the DIRTINESS of the Crock Pot!  She wasnt washed very well after her last use on the outside!  Sigh.  I’m a boy, cut me some slack.)

A couple of weeks ago when I got my new crock pot, I immediately called Emily for some inspiration.  She is my go to gal when it comes to recipes.  She gave me a super easy recipe for Chicken Nachos…and the best part was…3 ingredients!  Chicken was the star of the show…

Boneless/Skinless Chicken breasts went in, along with a small jar of Rotel, and a container of salsa..

(this is where I deviated slightly.  Emily had suggested I use black beans…but I didnt have any.  I simply substituted the Rotel because frankly, I had some handy!  I have made the nachos before, and the beans are fantastic in it!)

Added that plus the salsa…and had a hot tub full of yum.

Before I left for the day, had a quick breakfast with my favorite new cereal combination!

See the Keurig popping his little head up in the pic?  I will be blogging about him soon.  He and I are dear, dear friends.

Something about the warm weather.  I consistently wake up craving cold cereal!  Bananas in my cereal have pretty much become a staple in my cereal.  I need to switch back to blueberries next grocery round! (mental note)

Soooo, as the nachos stewed at home I headed for work.  Lunch today was at another local favorite

Today I tried a new item on the menu, because…who can turn down fun items such as these:

I got the grilled variety, and a heaping helping of broccoli! 😀

These bad boys were great!  The slaw and spicey tarter sauce made a great combination.

Fish Tacos make this blogger boy extremely happy…

I clearly hated it…right?

Didnt your mama ever tell you to clean your plate???  😛

When coming back to work I had surprises!  Who doesn’t like surprises???  Especially when they are of the edible variety!

What can I say, the girl KNOWS me!  Needless to say I have been snacking on these bad boys all.day.long.

Mmmmmmm, I ❤ PB Bumpers.  Maybe a bit too much. 🙂

Well…almost time for class bloggies!  I am teaching Total Body tonight, and it is muscle burnout time!  Gotta plan and get it done.  Can’t wait for my nachos tonight!  Take it easy!






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