Some like it hot…

Monday again, and a new month – how quickly is this year going?….

After finishing work at 1pm, I returned home to do a bit more on the VAT return for hubby, yes, I know, will the fun never stop…… 😏 So dinner tonight needs to be something that I can cook using my one remaining functioning brain cell. It is also a meal than I have taught to Youngest son for his Uni days😱

Chilli and Nachoes fit the bill, I finely chop some onions and garlic and gently fry, then fry off the minced beef till browned. Β To this, I add a couple of teaspoons of cumin, a squished Oxo cube, a pinch of salt and pepper, A finely diced chilli, a big blob of tomato paste, once cooked together I add a tin of chopped tomatoes and some sliced bell peppers and cook on a low heat for upto an hour to make a rich deep chilli.



I don’t add beans, as Hubby and youngest are not keen, but if it were just for me – bean me up Scotty !!!!! Β Youngest likes a Chilli to be fiery, so I have a bottle of hot sauce, which he can add to his portion. Β This will be served with chopped coriander and a big blob of Aldi Greek yoghurt – The Nachoes are such a cheat – a bag of cheap Aldi Tortillas with grated cheese, and serve.


I use a 750g pack of mince, and this should leave me with enough to create something later in the week with Leftovers πŸ˜‡

Pud will be left over Trifle for those who want.

Off to have a catch up with Hubby 😘


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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