After a long holiday season, I got to thinking about the things people ask me to bring to the table. The actual table. As in food. We all know Julia gets to bring the booze.
I never get to bring the booze. But they don’t let me bring anything difficult to make either. IV says this is because “Everyone knows you’re busy.” Ha. Everyone’s busy. They just don’t trust me to bring anything gourmet. I wouldn’t trust me either. If people want store bought desserts, I’m their woman. Which might be why the family switched dessert production to my sis in law a few years ago. This year I was assigned “fruit” for Christmas. I rocked that fruit tray. Just sayin’.
For years I was the one who brought the Taco Dip. Everyone always said mine was so much better than theirs, creamier, nummier. It took comparing recipes to figure out that this was because I dumped in the entire carton of sour cream when the recipe only called for half a carton. Now everyone’s dumping in the whole carton and mine isn’t special anymore. Oh well.
Now I get to bring Chicken Nachos. I’m not sure why I seem to be the go to girl for Mexican appetizers since I don’t care for Mexican food. Who knows? For the recent Packer vs Viking Playoff Game Extravaganza I made the best chicken nachos of all time. Seee?
I have no idea what I’ll make next week. I hope everyone still wants chicken nachos. If you do, here’s my recipe.
2 cloves garlic,minced and crushed
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup tomato, chopped
1/4 cup Jalapenos, chopped
1/4 cup black olives, chopped
3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 oz package tortilla chips
8 oz package shredded Mexican cheese blend
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
In skillet over medium heat cook garlic and onions in oil until tender. Add chicken and toss until coated with oil.
Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil. Spread tortilla chips on top in a single layer. Spoon the chicken mixture over top. Sprinkle the cheese, tomato, olives, and Jalapenos over that. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
What do you bring to the table for gatherings?