Friday, October 2, 2009


I love burritos, especially from Chipotle, where you get to tell them what you want inside of it. Mine are very good too, but I don't offer as many choices! Ha!


1/2 lb. ground beef
1 can refried beans
1 can petite diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 packet burrito seasonings
1 package burrito-size tortillas
1 package shredded Mexican-blend cheese
2-3 cups shredded lettuce
sour cream

Brown the ground beef and drain off the fat. Add the beans, tomatoes, and seasoning packet; stir well. Heat until bubbly, then reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread desired amount of meat mixture on tortillas, top with lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. Roll up and eat!

If you heat the tortillas in a damp paper towel in the microwave for 20 seconds they will be less likely to tear. I know that one you gave me that tip and I can't remember who, but thanks again!

Well, Chicago did not win the Olympic bid. Whew! Thank goodness that is over. Unfortunately it is still the ONLY thing the newspeople can talk about it. Good to know there isn't ANYTHING else newsworthy going on in this big city.

I also want to say that although I can make and love pumpkin seeds, I have no idea how to actually cook the pumpkin meat itself. I don't like pumpkin, sorry Lissaloo! But I have heard that you can buy small-ish pumpkins, clean out the goo, take the meat out and turn it into soup, and then serve the soup inside the little pumpkins! How cool would that be?!

The meal plan for the coming week is: Chicken Parmesan, Tacos, Beef & Rice Fiesta, frozen pizza, Spaghetti & Breadsticks, Egg & Cheese Sandwiches, and (to bring as dessert to a dinner we were invited to) White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl.

Happy eating!


  1. Choices- take it or leave it, those are the choices at my house :) I tell the kids I'm not a buffet, they all laugh, every time. I am just such a comedian.
    It's OK about the pumpkin, I will have to figure it out, I can't find any canned here, the stores are all out, it is so strange.

  2. yum on the burritos! my mom used to make the best; basically what you did but whatever she did with her shells they were crispy and delicious!

    I think it was a good think Chicago didn't get the Olympics. I bet you are sighing a sigh of relief

    I got my book today from Amazon; my gosh there's a lot of pages in it; I better get busy reading


  3. oops, actually I got the book yesterday but opened it today; there's still lots of pages in it though:)


  4. Ha ha! I like your attitude!

    Lissaloo - were you looking for a how to on how to make pumpkin puree? Pioneer Woman dod a "how to make your own" post a long time ago.... I usually quarter the pumpkins (small sugar ones) and roast in the oven at 350 until tender (I totally forget how long it takes! Maybe 1/2 hour?) Let it cool so you can handle it without swearing, scrape the flesh into a food processor and puree - I usually have to add a little water to get the right consistency. I do my butternut puree the same way!

  5. (Oh, and do scrape out the "guts" before roasting!)

  6. Your burritos sound good! Burritos are usually a big hit around here.

    I have an award waiting for you at my blog!