Homemade Smoked Turkey Breast Lunch Meat
Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Dinner / Grill / Lunch

Homemade Smoked Turkey Breast Lunch Meat

Packaged lunch meat is one of our country’s modern conveniences.  Not too long in the distant past, leftover meat, the star of the noonday pause, was replaced with a shiny-packaged, pre-sliced and vacuum sealed convenient version of its former self.  But if you carefully examine the price of what you pay per pound, you can … Continue reading

Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers – Part 2 – Chicken Taco Meat
Appetizers / Chump Change / Cook / Dinner / Hispanic / Lunch

Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers – Part 2 – Chicken Taco Meat

Those who loved Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers Part 1 are going to love this.  This is a good make ahead recipe for chicken taco meat that can be warmed and served as needed.  Best of all, I repurposed the Chicken Tortilla Soup Juice, leftover chicken breast and a few onions and tomatoes from the other … Continue reading

Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers – Part 1 – Chicken Nachos
Appetizers / Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Dinner / Hispanic / Lunch / Main Dishes / One Pot Meals / Side Dishes / Soups

Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers – Part 1 – Chicken Nachos

This week Amelia brought me a whole pot of her awesome Chicken Tortilla Soup.  It’s not even my birthday!  We ate a good bit of the soup by itself but the leftovers made great dishes in their own rite.  Assuming you actually have any leftovers, these nachos make a filling meal and are easy to … Continue reading

Fried Bean Burritos – Enchilada Style
Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Dinner / Hispanic / Lunch / Main Dishes

Fried Bean Burritos – Enchilada Style

This dish gets made in my kitchen a lot.  These simple burritos make a really satisfying and inexpensive lunch or dinner.  If you want to add extras to the filling or topping, it’s also a  yummy way to repurpose and disguise leftovers – cooked meats, leftover rice, black olives, etc. Fried Bean Burritos – Enchilada … Continue reading