Monday, August 29, 2016

Tasteful Selections Mexican Potato Nachos


Nachos are a family favorite around here. We tend to use the classic tortilla chip but when I decided to try them with potatoes, there was happiness at the dinner table. Molly who has lately been telling me that all my cooking is terrible, told me that I had made the best dinner in a long time. If that ain't high praise, then I don't know what is. I found the Mexican Potato Nachos to be quite filling and so good! 


The Tasteful Selections potatoes are perfect for this dish since they are all the same size. I used the sunrise medley potatoes which come in purple, white and red potato varieties. I loved the extra boost of color they provided to the dish. I've previously showcased Tasteful Selection potatoes in my Pesto Potato Salad recipe and my Potato Quinoa Chickpea Patties recipe


Mexican Potato Nachos
Serves 6 - 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

24 ounces of Tasteful Selections Potatoes, 1-bite potatoes
1 Tablespoon cumin
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
1 can (12 oz) black beans
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced olives
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup corn
12 oz Chorizo
2 cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
½ cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
½ cup sour cream
1 avocado, sliced


  1. Cut each Tasteful Selections Potato in half, sprinkle with cumin, salt, pepper and olive oil. Place in a cast iron fry pan or on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes are roasting, cook the chorizo in a fry pan on the stove over medium heat.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the oven and begin assembling your nachos. Top the roasted potatoes with chorizo, black beans, olives, tomatoes, corn, Monterey Jack cheese and queso fresco cheese.
  4. Turn the broiler on to high and place the nachos under the broiler until the cheese melts and starts to bubble.
  5. Finish the nachos by topping with sour cream and sliced avocados.


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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Week in Review - 8.27.16


It was quite a week. It was an easier week than last but still quite a week. I'm looking forward to school officially starting so there is more of a routine in our lives. I also think the heat is getting to the kids because they are WILD and I am tired from being hot. 



Exercise was ok this week. I got my three bootcamps in along with one barre3 session. I ended up skipping the CorePower Yoga Sculpt class I had planned due to needing more sleep. This week I'm tackling sleep and steps as my exercise goals along with my usual 5 classes in a week. I'm going to do my best to get 7.5 hours of sleep a night along with 12,000 steps a day.



Food was good this week. I made a meal on Monday to deliver to a co-op friend who just had a baby. It was delicious and I need to recreate it so I can share the recipe. I'm working on getting back on track for monthly meal planning. I'm planning out my September meals this weekend so I can shop wiser and eat better. I need to also get back to weekly meal prep. 

The Girls

#100daysofsummer to Maggie's last day with her wonderful caregiver, Anoop. She's been going to Anoop's once a week, since she was 9 months old. We're going to miss her! #timeforpreschool

Maggie had her last day with her wonderful caregiver who she has been going to once a week since she was 9 months old. I almost cried saying goodbye but I'm excited for Maggie's next adventure at preschool (and excited about one drop-off). 


Molly jumped into soccer this week and played her heart out. She was so excited and played under the hot sun for an hour. She was quite thirsty when we got home.


We had my niece stay over on Friday and I took them to Discovery Park for a photo shoot. It was basically horrible. Three overtired children running in three different directions. I couldn't get them all to smile at the same time. I have some photos that would be great if my children weren't sticking out their tongues or making faces. Ugh! I promised them ice cream if they were good and ended up giving them some even though they weren't really that good. I'll just have to try again. Photographing one's own children is HARD! 

Other Goings On


I had some more Puget Sound Kombucha delivered and it was perfect for this warm week. I'm pumped that their kickstarter was funded. I spent three days trying to catch a wild chicken that was camped out in the ravine near our house. I never caught him.

Stories Published

(Image: Brooks Running)

I had the best time working with Brooks Running for this week's story in Seattle Refined - 7 fall workout clothes for the 7 types of athletes. I want all these looks even if I am not all these types of athletes.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Project 52 - Week 24


This morning, we all went to the zoo with Molly's preschool class. As I was updating my zoo membership, I lost Maggie for 10 minutes, the longest 10 minutes of my life. Zoo security quickly found her by the carousel but I've lost years off my life. She is currently on lock-down forever. 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Week in Review - 8.20.16

12:48 pm Swim Lessons! #mobileDiTL  #thedocumentaryapproach

It was a hard week around here. The kids were at their worst, the weather was at its' worst (98 degrees yesterday!) and it was just a hard week. However, next week is a new week and I'm going to work to make it better!



It was a great week for exercise. I met up with a friend on Sunday for barre3. It was a sweaty, sweaty class and perfect! Then I did boot camp three times (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and each workout was better than the last. Monday's workout stuck with me for a long time. Steve, the trainer had us do plank to "Come On, Eileen" and every time Eileen was sung, we had to do a push-up. It was a loooooooong 5 minutes. 

On Tuesday, I decided to hit up the 5:45 a.m. Inspire Ballard class. I have to say that 5:45 a.m. is SOOOOO much earlier than 6 a.m. Also the other class participants were so stylishly dressed. The woman next to me had lovely locks of hair and a pilates bodysuit on that perfect outlined her body. The instructor wasn't that enamored with my lack of coordination but I since I gave up having any f*cks, I had a great time! I was so sore the next day. 


4:25 pm When your organics box and your Blue Apron meals arrive at the same time. #thedocumentaryapproach #mobileDiTL

I neglected to skip our Blue Apron and Marley Spoon meal delivery this week which threw off my menu planning. We have a lot of meals to get through so I'm working with it and at least the food is delicious! 


It was a shrimp week around here too with Shrimp California Bowls and Shrimp Tacos (recipe coming) for dinner. I brought most of our meals back to salads to eat all the delicious organic vegetables we got in our organics box. 

The Girls

10:01 am We arrive right as the library opens and Maggie impatiently waits for the door to be unlocked. #mobileDiTL  #thedocumentaryapproach

It was the girls last week of daily swim lessons. Molly has one more session of evening twice a week lessons. We're taking the fall off from swim for various reasons. I'm going to miss them. 

5:35 pm First soccer practice. First refusal to participate. #mobileDiTL #thedocumentaryapproach

Molly also started soccer this week and was very apprehensive about practice. She hung out along the sidelines for practice and I'm hoping next week she'll get in the game! She's been begging to play soccer for months!

Other Goings On


I did some planting for Fall in my garden. I put in more lettuce, carrots, radishes, some cauliflower and spinach. I got smart this time and marked everything down in my planner so I'm prepared for harvesting. 

2:42 pm Raiding the pantry #mobileDiTL #thedocumentaryapproach

I did a Mobile DiTL for my Documentary Class this week and really enjoyed it. I made sure to think about each shot more and took my time getting the right one.

Stories Published

Smokey the Bear says "Celebrate your favorite outdoorsman!"

Smokey the Bear says "Celebrate your favorite outdoorsman!"

Friday, August 19, 2016

Project 52 - Week 23


In a few shorts weeks, Maggie will be joining Molly at her preschool. Until then, Maggie and I often stay a bit when I do drop-off so the girls can play on the playground. They especially love the red tire swing.
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