Thursday, April 01, 2010
Two Meals From Leftover Roast Chicken..
Monday night, I was feeling nostalgic for a chicken treat I would occasionally get when I was a kid.. My folks were quite involved with their church, with their social life revolving around it, and most of their friends were fellow members. About once a month, four couples would have coffee and food after Sunday evening services, each taking turns hosting it...this meant about four times a year, it was at our house! My mom would sometimes make a chicken and cheese snack in the form of a creamy cheese based spread, filled with bits of cooked chicken on hamburger buns. They were baked in the oven until cheese was warm and melted, and the buns were getting crunchy-toasty! I loved these stupid simple treats, and made them for the first time in 40 years on Monday night.. They freeze well, and are easy to thaw and eat for a quick snack. I had some cooked bacon I added, just because I could!
Tuesday night, I made Chicken Nachos Supreme, with two kinds of shredded cheese, chopped onions, chopped fresh tomatoes, on good crisp tortilla chips. Hot sauce, or salsa was optional.. I didn't reinvent the wheel here, but it was a tasty way to finish up the leftover chicken!
My tummy had been touchy for the last month, and hadn't been wearing the jeans I got for Christmas for weeks..imagine my surprise when they wouldn't even stay on me without tightening my belt! I must have lost 20lbs.! Believe me, I could lose 20 more without fear of looking thin!