With 3 kids ages 5 and younger in our house, regular date nights are easier to talk about than to actually do. We know the importance of spending quality time with each other. We know we are supposed to be each other's first priority. But, we also know that finding a baby sitter for 3 kids and finding the energy to dress up and go out and finding the money to go eat at a restaurant is much more of a challenge than we are up to. So, we have started having date nights at home after the kids are in bed. We work very hard to make sure our kids are in bed around 8 pm each night. This gives Brian and I time to enjoy hanging out with each other in the evenings. Last week, we decided to watch a movie and make nachos for our "date night in". I made supper for the kids before they went to bed, but Brian and I skipped supper and just ate nachos for our meal. Trust me, these kind of nachos are more than enough for a meal! They were so delecious I just had to share the recipe!Here is all the ingredients. We sauted some chicken cutlets seasoned up with chili powder, cumin and salt in the olive oil. The chicken you see on the plate has been finely shredded already. Also pictured is a cup with homemade salsa. If you don't have homemade salsa, you could always use the jarred stuff. There is also a can of refried black beans, sourcream, jalepeno slices, mexican cheese, shredded lettuce and Tostitos Multigrain Chips. And, of course, lime. Everything taste better with lime!First, we spread the chips out onto a cookie sheet. Then, I dolloped some of the refried black beans onto the chips.
Brian helped, too! He is very serious about his jalepenos! He put lots of cheese and shredded chicken and jalepenos on the nachos.
Look at all of that cheese! Yummy!
After we got all of our ingredients on the nachos, we placed them in a 400 degree oven and let them cook for about 7-8 minutes.
Here they are fresh out of the oven. At this point, grab your salsa, sourcream, lettuce, etc. and add them to the nachos! They taste SO good!
Brian was very proud that he did not let any nachos go to waste. We had a wonderful "date night in" that night! We couldn't have had a better time if we would have went to the fanciest restarunt in Starke. HA!