The cool thing about kids is that they never stop surprising you. After nearly a decade of parenting, I naively assumed they’d expertly located + thoroughly tested each + every last one of my red-rage trigger points. I rested soundly in the certain knowledge that nothing - absolutely nothing - could incite my ire so quickly as the sounds of incessant whining. 😑 Not tripping over their shoes strewn about in the entryway, not the three of them asking me for the 10th time if they can play on the iPad after nine resolute no’s, not even stubbing my toe on the wooden sword left laying in the center of the kitchen floor. Unfortunately, I underestimated their potential. 😐 It turns out that five nights in a row of my 9-year-old waking 5-6 times per night, sometimes as late as midnight, and always armed with a different excuse, uttered in whine, is the mother of all triggers for me. 😤 Hoping his internet research this morning + subsequent handwritten list of sleep-aid techniques, such as “take magnesium 30 minutes before sleep” + “no nicotine before bed” will turn the tide. Nacho consumption wasn’t on the list, but I figured who doesn’t have sweet dreams after inhaling nachos?? 🤷🏼♀️ How I did these👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring •
1. Sautéed 1 lb grass-fed ground beef in a skillet until browned, then seasoned with a few shakes each of cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, oregano + nutritional yeast, plus a pinch of sea salt.
2. Layered beef over @latejulyorganic tortilla chips with @sietefoods cashew queso + shredded mex blend cheese, then baked at 400 until all melty + gooey, about 15 min I think.
3. Topped with chopped avocado + sliced bell pepper + minced scallion + cilantro + served on top of salad.👌🏼🤤