Happy Labor day y’all! If you have the day off, I hope you’re getting some rest and relaxation. I’m planning on getting school work done, organizing myself, and doing some food prep. And of course hanging out with Terry!
So this past Friday I got home from interning at the long-term care facility and I was pooped. The first full week of classes took me for a wild ride- things are truly full speed ahead.
The prescription for a tiring, hard working week? Nachos!
These were dang delicious! Out of compulsion and compassion, I am sharing the recipe with you at the end of this post.
Saturday was a family-filled day. Terry and I did a bit of traveling…
First stop, our church’s annual picnic. I enjoyed a plateful of sides and it was surprisingly satisfying! See that relish at the bottom right? It stole the show. My church family rocks. We had a great time sitting outside in the sun chatting.
The quality time with my parents was much appreciated and I wish I lived closer to them. I know I am where I am supposed to be right now, but I can’t help but want them closer! I think I’m going to frame this picture.
After visiting with my parents, we got to see Terry’s mom and niece. This a true perk of marrying my high school sweetheart- our families live in the same area so we can see everyone in one trip! We stole my niece and took her and my nephew to our friend’s child’s birthday party.
They had a blast.
Sunday evening we had an easy dinner of chicken sausage (spinach & feta variety) sauteed with spinach and sweet peppers with quick mashed potatoes on the side. To make the mashed potatoes, I boiled a few russet potatoes, poured a little unsweetened almond milk in, a dollop of Greek yogurt, about a tablespoon of olive oil, lots of salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Delish!
Turkey & Veggie Nachos
~30 blue corn tortilla chips
1 cup shredded cheese (I used a mix of cheddar/mozzarella)
1/3 lb lean ground turkey
2 cups raw spinach, torn into smaller pieces by hand
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic (or one minced garlic clove)
1 cup raw sweet peppers, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
dash of salt/pepper
2 tsp oregano
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spread chips into a single layer on a baking sheet. Top with 3/4 of the cheese. Bake in oven for 5 minutes.
Throw the onion, peppers, and garlic in a large pan that is sprayed with non-stick spray. Sauté vegetables for a few minutes until soft. Add the turkey. Use spatula to break the turkey up (the more finely ground the more the meat can be spread) and incorporate it with the vegetables. Add in spinach and spices and mix until well combined.
Spread turkey-veggie mixture evenly over chips. Top with the remaining cheese.
Bake for another 5 minutes then broil for an additional minute.
Serve with salsa & sour cream, as desired.
How are you spending labor day?
What are you favorite nacho toppings?