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A week ago, we made what was probably the biggest cut of all. We pulled the plug on the cable. Now, for people who are as serious about our TV-watching as we are, this is a humungous deal. We’d been toying with the idea for awhile. While we love our cable, seeing that bill every month was torturing us. We’d just rather have that money in our pockets. Liam cried when we told him what we were about to do. That alone may have signified that it was the right decision to make.

We kept our Netflix and through the convenience of modern technology, we are able to hook our computer up to the TV to get our weekly fix of "Downton Abbey" and our favorite network shows. I’ve felt no emptiness in my life without cable. In fact, life feels beautifully simpler now.

When I told my mom I was making this loaded nacho chicken for dinner, she giggled at me, "The Gourmand Mom," breading chicken breasts in crushed tortilla chips. But, hey, no one ever said that good food needed to be complicated or utilize fancy ingredients. Simplicity can be positively blissful. The tortilla chips in this dish provide a fun variation on a basic breaded chicken breast. The tortilla coated chicken breasts are then topped with warm, delicious chile con queso, and a generous dose of nacho toppings for a vibrant dish the entire family will enjoy.

Focus on Technique – Basic Breading Procedure

A basic breading technique can be used to coat veggies, meats, or seafood with a crispy, flavorful exterior. It is often used to prepare foods for pan-frying, but works swimmingly for baking as well. Foods can be breaded with basic seasoned bread crumbs, Panko bread crumbs, or any variety of crushed crackers or even chips! Properly breading foods is a three step process.

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