The menu for the night hit me like a ton of bricks. TOSTADAS!! I knew I couldn't just stop with the ingredients we had on hand. After all, I don't know the last time my husband actually went vegetarian and walked away feeling satisfied. I had to get a protein. But depending on what I get, there goes most of my teeny, tiny bank account. Think.... think.... Ah ha! Chicken tortilla soup! I bought a 16 oz tub from the grocery store for $4, a lime for $.35, and two avocados at $.88 each. Homemade tostadas and store bought chicken tortilla soup. I'm a genius. In my own mind.
I jazzed the beans up by adding lime zest, chili powder, garlic powder and minced pickled jalapenos. I fried the corn tortillas in a bit of Veg oil and used the enchilada sauce to drizzle on top. The whole thing turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. We only needed one avocado for our tostadas and I used the second one to make guacamole for my baby boy to eat with us at the table.
For his I just mash the avocado, add diced tomatoes (which he can pick up with this fingers), a bit of salt, pepper and garlic powder. He can't get enough!