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

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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.

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