Marriage Means Sharing

May 3, 2011

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Poor husband is working so hard!

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He relaxed with a beer while I made an incredible 15 minute dinner!

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Hello leftover chili nachos!

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For this scrumptious dinner, I took leftover wheatberry chili and spooned it onto tortilla chips in a baking dish with some green peppers and cheese. I baked it at 400* for about 20 minutes until it was all hot and bubbly and topped with yogurt, cholula and cilantro.

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Betwix the two of us, we had at it! Incredibly delicious!! Some of the chips got soggy underneath and required a fork, but my gosh was this good!!

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Leftover Chili Nachos

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • A few giant handfuls of blue corn chips
  • ~1.5 cups leftover bean chili (strained of liquid if yours wasn’t thick enough)
  • 1/2 a bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 a cup of freshly grated cheese, any kind
  • Yogurt or sour cream
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cilantro

Method

  • Layer chips on bottom of oven-safe dish
  • Spoon on half of chili
  • Add another layer of chips and another layer of chili
  • Top with green peppers and then cheese
  • Bake at 400* for 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly, taking care not to burn
  • Garnish with yogurt, cilantro and hot sauce
  • Serve between two lovers!

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On the side we had very simple spinach salads dressed in only lime juice – to complete the Mexican theme.

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Time to eat yet!?

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After dinner I met Faith for an awesome walk to catch up! It had been too long!

I’m hoping to wrap up work in the very near future so I can watch last night’s Gossip Girl!

Woo!

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1 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

My fav pic is of Matt at the end….just waiting and waiting. Oh the life of a husband to a food blogger. HA!

That recipe looks delish–we are so having this SOON :)

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2 Brittany @ Eating Bird Food May 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

This looks delicious – perfect for Cinco De Mayo. :)

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3 Grace May 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Those chili nachos looks DELICIOUS and beautiful :)

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4 Abby May 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

My man would love these nachos! He is a nacho machine. lol :)

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5 Baking Books May 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Nachos always do well. What time do you eat dinner? It’s still light out for walking?

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6 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Hahaha.. Matt is thinking.. enough pictures i am hungry.. let’s eat!

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7 Stacy @ Every Little Thing May 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm

That’s a great idea for the leftovers! I love using up some yummy Mexican – those are the leftovers that always get eaten first!

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8 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm

We had chili for dinner tonight and we will definitely have to make chili nachos for dinner tomorrow night! Thanks for a great idea!

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9 Jennifer May 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm

The look on your husband’s face definitely captures it.That’s how my husband looks while I’m snapping pictures and his stomach is growling, too! They appreciate it in their own way!

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10 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Haha love that last photo :)

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11 Kate May 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm

That looks amazing! I’ve noticed that you substitute yogurt for sour cream a lot- I’ve never tried it before, but as a sour cream lover I’m curious- do you do this because you prefer it or because it’s better for you?

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12 KathEats May 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I do it because we always have plain yogurt on hand and never have sour cream. Although it is also healthier.

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13 Kate May 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Thanks! I’ll have to give it a try some time.

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14 kaila @ healthy helper! May 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh my word…..that wheat berry chili looks scrumdidlyumptious! And on nachos…OH MAN! That sounds fabulous! Get in muh belly NOW! :)

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15 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Wow that looks awesome! So colorful and CHEESY. I’d have trouble sharing this dish…

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16 Stephanie @cookinfanatic May 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

What a yummy way to use leftovers for dinner! Can’t wait to head down the street and visit the new store once it opens, it’s so exciting reading how it is coming along each day :) Last night’s Gossip Girl was a good one – enjoy!

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17 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

You are a good wife, Kath!! I’m also a big fan of subbing yogurt for sour cream. just the sound of the words “sour cream” sound gross to me – I was never really big on it in the first place! Have a great night!

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18 Paige @Running Around Normal May 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I love putting chili on top of nachos! Looks delicious!

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19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm

What is it about Cinco de Mayo week that inspires so much Mexican? I had a Mexican too (in scramble-form). Saving the margarita for Thursday though. :)

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20 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm

YUM that is such a good idea. I have been craving nachos. Mexican food is hard to come by in New Zealand though. the luxuries of America…

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21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Chili is the perfect left over! It can be turned into so many great things! I hope you two get some time to relax tonight!

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22 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm

“Some of the chips got soggy underneath and required a fork”— actually I kinda like a few like that. Sooo good!

Reminds me of taco salads I used to eat as a kid. Not sure why I havent had taco salad in ages?! Well, raw vegan taco “meat”…I make that and put on top of salads. Need to bake it up like yours though!

YUMMY work. And the pics are stellar, Kath. Just so pretty!

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23 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm

That dinner looks amazing! I’d eat it even if I wasn’t pressed for time!

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24 Dee May 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

omg! this looks fab!

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25 Christine May 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Awww, Matt is looking a little tired! I don’t care how 1950s housewife it sounds, I will always love making my husband a meal at the end of his day (as long as he takes out the trash). And I love the idea of using yogurt instead, I’ve never thought of it.

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26 staceyhealthylife May 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I love making healthy nacho’s, yum.

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27 Kat @ Cupcake Kat May 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Nachos look amazing! Great dinner for sharing

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28 Heather May 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I absolutely love homemade nachos – I love to mix salsa and black beans and bake it on my chips with cheese on top. Guacamole is an extra bonus!

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29 Eileen May 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Awww, Matt looks exhausted! That dinner looks delicious! We had sort of slammed-together Mexican food, too, that totally exceeded my expectations. I had tortillas, peppers, salsa verde, so I defrosted some shrimp and turned it into shrimp tacos. Yum.

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30 cathy May 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

poor matt looks beat! hang in there, buddy!!

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31 erica May 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm

now i’m craving nachos!!!

gossip girl was good last night!!! next week looks intense! :)

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32 shannon May 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

take care of that hardworking man!
:)
Shannon

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33 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey May 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Crazy … I made nachos for dinner, too!! I didn’t have any chili, so I just warmed up a can of black beans and added some spices, for my protein. Local romaine, tomatoes and spring onions on top… yum! It was so good, and filling! :)

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34 VeggieGirl May 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Looks so hearty and delicious! Yum :)

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35 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Wow, what a fabulous, easy dinner!! Love the last picture of Matt waiting for his dinner :)

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36 Alyssa May 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I’ve been wanting some nachos for a while and that hit home! Must.make.nachos.STAT!!!!!

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37 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm

What lovely colors! Always makes food taste better ;) Hope you both get some relaxing time soon!

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38 Jenn Radtke May 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Ummm…. but where is the convenient link to a wheatberry chili recipe?!?!?!?

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39 KathEats May 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

It’s not a recipe – it’s a mix and we had it 2 night’s ago:
http://www.katheats.com/the-boy-who-cried-wolf

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40 Penny May 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Matt looks so tired. He sure is working hard. That’s admirable. :-)

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41 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Haha. My favorite is the last picture. :)

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42 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me May 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Mike tried to snatch some of my dinner tonight. I yelled out NOOOO! It was my favorite meal! Tonight was not a night for sharing…. ;)

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43 Dalai Lina May 3, 2011 at 10:27 pm

What a great suggestion – I always have chili left over! Thanks!

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44 Amy Latta May 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

This looks Delish! Thanks so much for sharing…and great photos! My recipe photos are pretty crappy, yet functional. :)

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45 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

DEE-licious!!

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46 lynn @ the actor's diet May 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

awwww! this post really made me miss my husband (who i am apart from for 3 weeks) and nachos!

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47 Khushboo May 3, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Wow that looks yum! I don’t have nachos at home but I do have taco shells- do you think it would work if I broke the shells up and used them as my base?

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48 KathEats May 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

Yup! Maybe toast them first?

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49 Khushboo May 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

Awesome- my cinco de mayo dinner is decided!

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50 Anna Lee May 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I have to have a giggle at Matt’s hairy knuckles and forearms. Please don’t deposit that in my bread! LOL!! ;)

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51 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Your nachos look yummy! I had Mexican tonight, too. Tacos! :)

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52 Alaina May 3, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Haha, betwix. You are cute.

Those nachos look amazing! I loooove a good nacho dish. :-)

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53 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Yummy! I had something similar at a restaurant today. I should have made it at home, way cheaper!

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54 Jumanah May 4, 2011 at 3:26 am

Nachos are one of my favorite foods! Yours look delicious!

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55 Fallon May 4, 2011 at 4:30 am

Yum Yum I love nachos! I can’t wait for you guys to open your bakery, at least making bread will be more fun, then what you are going through now! Almost there…

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56 Katie May 4, 2011 at 5:51 am

Just in time for cinco de mayo! These nachos paired with some margaritas! Yum!

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57 Lauren May 4, 2011 at 5:52 am

These look sensational!!

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58 Sarah@The Flying ONION May 4, 2011 at 6:29 am

That looks spectacular! The perfect example of how healthy food should look (i.e., not like cardboard.) I can’t wait to make this for my family, I think they’ll love it. :D

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59 Karen May 4, 2011 at 6:42 am

Ha! Matt’s facial expressions never fail to amuse and his work ethic never fails to impress. Just continue to stay calm and carry on for a few more weeks as life will begin to settle into a new more reasonable normal.

Oftentimes I find that the best dishes are those improvised, as your culinary efforts proved tonight, Kath! Yum!

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60 Karen May 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

Oh, Kath…I thought of your earlier plea for sign holders yesterday while shopping for a wedding gift at Crate and Barrel. These aren’t nearly as cute as those that Seana created for you, but if you need extra in a pinch, they look decent up-close and sell for 2 bucks each in the store.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/office-accessories/set-of-3-shiny-silver-memo-clips/s369724

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61 KathEats May 4, 2011 at 7:22 am

Oh those are so cute – and much cheaper than the “commercial” versions. Thanks!

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62 Jess (Sweet Potato) May 4, 2011 at 6:55 am

Nachos for dinner? Yes, please! Love that!

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63 Molly May 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

I love your throw-together dinners. I am not that creative with meals, unfortunately!

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64 samantha May 4, 2011 at 7:28 am

Haha! I love that you said betwix – my fiancee and I have been saying that all the time since the royal wedding! :)

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65 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen May 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

haha The look on Matt’s face is fantastic – and those nachos look so delicious!

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66 Barbara May 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

You inspired me to find a black bean and wheatberry chili recipe on line. I made it for dinner Monday (yum!), leftovers for lunch Tuesday, and tonight the last bit for nachos for dinner. Thanks for the brilliant ideas.

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67 Taylor (Delish World) May 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

We are having nachos for our Cinco de Mayo dinner. Great minds think alike!

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68 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

GORGEOUS meal and pics!

Love matt’s expression at the end too…haha.

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69 Jack O'Brien May 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I LOVE that baking dish! Where did you get it?

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70 KathEats May 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

It was a wedding gift. If Judy B. reads this comment she can tell you!

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71 Nachol Lindsay May 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Impressive nachos, Kath. Well done.

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72 Allison @ Happy Tales May 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

whoa. that dish sounds incredible. I wish i weren’t stuck at work right now… i want to make this!

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73 Meagan May 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

You’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo early! Wahoo!

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