As moms, we hear that phrase or some variation thereof all the time. What's for dinner? What's for breakfast? What can I have for a snack? Especially from teenage boys with hollow legs. Sure they're capable of fending for themselves, but, as my oldest son is fond of saying, "It's so much better when you fix it."
Personally, I'm not buying that. I think he's just too lazy to fix it himself. However, it always does this mama's heart good to feed her little ones. Even if I do have to crane my neck to look them in the eye.
So when said question was posed on Sunday, I went through the usual menu items. Sandwich, frozen pizza...
Then I remember the leftover brisket in the fridge than I had been meaning to move to the freezer.
Do you have any buns?
So I fix the brisket sandwich, only to met with another question.
What else can I have?
So as I stood there in my kitchen, I spotted the takeout box of tortilla chips sitting on the counter from the Mexican restaurant hubby and I visited the night before. Hmm...
How about some brisket nachos?
That would be awesome!
(Insert big mother's smile here)
I spread the tortilla chips out on a plate, shredded some sharp cheddar cheese (normally I like to add some Monterrey Jack because it melts so nicely, but I was out), then sprinkled some chopped brisket over the top.
Now pop the plate into the microwave until the cheese is melted. For me, that was about a minute.
Add some jalapenos, and voila!
If these had been for me, I would have skipped the jalapenos and dribbled on a bit of salsa before nuking it.
Of course, you don't have to stop there and you don't have to use brisket. My personal favorite is chicken. Check the refrigerator. See what you've got and add whatever you like. This is one of those dishes you can get creative with.
How about some black olives, green onions, sour cream and/or lettuce? Turn it into a nacho salad.
Nachos is also why I always keep a bag of tortilla chips in the pantry and a brick of cheese in the fridge. They make a quick, easy snack, no matter who makes it.
So what would you like on your nachos?