You can always count on me to bring my famous recipe for “Bag of Ice” to your cookout.
I’ve been on a mission to clean out the cupboard and fridge while preserving my marriage and a smattering of our health. Some of the food that’s lurking was purchased for company, trying to impress them with a facade that we are normal people eating normal food. Other food was purchased when I was way too hungry to be shopping and kept wandering through the store, tossing things into my cart while saying, “Oh, I bet that would be really good!”
I love choices! Modern grocery stores are a bonanza of choices. When I was a little girl … My parents raised chickens and always had a gigantic garden. That also provided choices if you liked chicken. And I still do.
Meanwhile, three frozen burritos were languishing in the lower freezer drawer. In the upper deck, the fridge, there was a partial jar of a cheese sauce that contained “real cheese” and three partial jars of salsa. On the kitchen island, which is really a potting shed table, was a bowl of little tomatoes from my one healthy tomato plant on the deck.
I put a bit of salsa and the tomatoes into a pan. I sliced the burritos into pinwheels about an inch thick. I spooned some of the “real cheese” on the top. So far, so good.
I covered the pan and let it heat on low while I made my husband’s favorite veggie, peas. I had watermelon on hand for dessert. Watermelon is also one of my husband’s favorites. If the entree was a bust there would be other things for him to enjoy.
Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the burrito pinwheels when they were artfully displayed on a plate with a side of peas. Here are the leftovers in a storage dish. Three burritos make a lot of pinwheels. But, fortunately, they were amazingly tasty. Eating them over the next few days will be great. It will also be necessary. Three burritos make a lot of pinwheels!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.