Homemade Chips and Salsa

Work was brutal last week.

One day I was stuck in traffic for two hours, the next day I had a meeting until 7 PM. I had something going on every night.

Luckily, my boss was more than willing to give me some flexibility in my hours, so I'm really hoping I can start leaving the office earlier most days. Leaving for work before 7 AM and getting home later than 6 PM is treacherous.

Today was wonderful because I managed to be done around 3:45, leave work, run a couple errands, and still be home before 5! Since I had some extra time on my hands, I made homemade tortilla chips!

They are easy & delicious. It's a nice addition to Taco Night, and it only takes a few extra minutes.

Just cut up some corn tortillas, deep fry for a couple minutes (my oil was heated to 375), lay them out on a paper towel, and sprinkle with salt and/or chili powder.

A deep fryer isn't necessary, but if you don't own one, I HIGHLY recommend you get one. Brian got a fairly inexpensive one off of Amazon last year and we use it so often! French fries, fried chicken, etc. It's been worth every penny.

I also made the  homemade salsa last week using the Pioneer Woman's "Restaurant-Style Salsa" recipe. Just add everything in the food processor and voila! 

Chips, salsa, tacos, rice, and avocado...this is my #1 go-to dinner. 

Now if only I had a frozen margarita, it would be perfect!