Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Burritos with Tomatillo Sauce

A burrito is something of a perfect storm. A tortilla wrapped around loads of meat, veggies, beans, or even rice, it just makes sense. I would even call it better than a sandwich (but hey, I'm biased). The one thing we are lacking though, are burritos we eat with forks and knives. I'm referring to burritos served enchilada style, something fairly common in the Southwest, but not so much in other places. In fact, only one place I know of serves them this way in my area. Why? It's such an enticing concept, take a burrito, smother it in sauce and cheese, and bake it. I drifted away for a few seconds thinking about that last sentence. Seriously.


Thursday, May 20, 2010


I remember a time about 10 years ago when I was eating fajitas once a week. I worked in a Mexican restaurant as a busboy, and as is the norm for family restaurants, staff got to eat whatever was leftover at the end of the night. Wednesday night was fajita night and one of my shifts, so I often got at least a little bit of the leftover grilled steak or chicken. I honestly never tired of it. Now I think I make fajitas every few weeks, especially during the summer months, it's a meal that is just so tasty, simple, and downright fun to eat.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Real Men Eat Quiche

I love quiche, and I think I know why.  It's an egg and cheese pie in a crust.  How could you not like that?  Well, ok, my wife doesn’t care for it, or at least, she didn’t before.  It's hopefully another dish I have converted her on (see cake, carrot).  I made it the other night and did a little fiddling with the recipe I usually use and what do you know, she liked it!  And so did I.

Quiche can be a finicky beast because of introducing such a wet filling into a delicate crust.  I pre-bake my crust, which I believe is the standard.  But I tried baking it a little longer this time so the bottom would crisp up and not get too soggy.  On a tangent for a moment, I don’t use pie weights.  I think they are a waste of money.  I mean, you have to use aluminum foil anyways to line your pie and then add weights, so why not use something cheap?  Like beans!  I keep a bag of dried pinto beans that I use for pie weights.  I like it.


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