Getting out of our routine is fun, but it also means I let some things go….like blog posts and cooking and setting an alarm in the morning to wake me up. Thank goodness my dream woke me up this morning because Nick was already gone and Maggie sure doesn’t help in the waking-up department; she’s really only good for the snuggling down.
Nick and I came up to his parents house to visit while he gets some stuff done for work, so I’ve been working from their house and spending time with our nephews.
And when you spend a few hours a day with an almost 3 year old, you learn some new things, like….
that everything can be negotiated. And I mean everything. I’m pretty sure Elias will be a politician or a lawyer when he grows up because he has an answer to everything.
that you should just ask for what you want, no matter what it is.
that running is always better than walking.
that climbing on top of the playhouse would be even more fun if we would let him sit on a chair on top of the playhouse (didn’t happen, but he sure did try it).
that a bouncy ball and big stick can stand in for a baseball bat and real baseball.
that ants will probably get hurt if you try to pick them up by pinching them.
that sidewalk chalk is something everyone should have.
that going to the toy store really is the best thing ever and that we need at least 2 trips around it to make sure we see everything.
that aunt Brandi and uncle Nick are suckers and will almost always buy him whatever he asks for – as long as he says please.
I know – that has nothing to do with nachos – but spending time with them means that’s all I’m thinking about.
I’m sure Elias would try these nachos if we made them for him – he’ll eat pretty much everything – and Nick and I loved them. When I made those carnitas a few weeks ago, we used some of the leftover meat to make nachos the next night and these were almost as good as the barbeque nachos I had in Memphis with my sister, mostly because she gave us some of the Central BBQ seasoning to use at home. If you’re ever in Memphis, make sure to stop in to Central BBQ and get their nachos on the house chips – you won’t regret it.
Pulled Pork Nachos
Makes: 2 servings
- 3 large handfuls of tortilla chips
- 1 cup leftover carnitas or pulled pork
- 1 Tbsp barbeque seasoning
- 1 – 1 and 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread the tortilla chips out on a baking sheet and top them with the pulled pork. Sprinkle the pork and chips with the barbeque seasoning.
- Toss the cheese over the chips and pork and bake everything at 350 for 10-15 minutes until the nachos are hot and the cheese is melted.
- Top the nachos with the chopped cilantro, scallions, and more barbeque seasoning before serving.