If you're like me, this is kinda a crazy week. I always take our Christmas tree down on the 1st, but this year that didn't happen. I do plan to pack the ornaments away later today, and I started putting away the inside decorations yesterday. Since we have packed snow on the ground and it's BRRRRR degrees outside, I'm not sure when the house lights and porch decorations will be put away but that's not my department anyway.........
Here's a simple dinner for busy times and a real kid-pleaser as well!
*Feel free to mix it up with YOUR family's favorite ingredients---like spread refried beans over the crust before adding the first layer of crushed chips. Add diced tomatoes and/or shredded lettuce to the top, after it comes out of the oven and a dollop of guacamole, if desired.
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1/2 C water
1 Can sliced olives (4 oz.) OPTIONAL
1 can crescent rolls
1 C sour cream
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
2 C crushed corn chips
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large skillet brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain and return to the pan. Add the taco seasoning mix, water and olive. Simmer 5 minutes.
Separate the crescent rolls into triangles and lay them in a greased 9" pie dish, placing the points toward the center of the dish. Press the seams together to seal, forming the crust.
Sprinkle 1 cup of the crushed corn chips onto the crust. Spoon meat mixture over the top of the corn chips, spreading evenly.
Stir sour cream until smooth, then spread over meat. Top with shredded cheese and the remaining 1 cup of crushed corn chips.
Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.