Ever have those times where you are running out of money. And with that money, all your food ideas are running out, too?
Well, last week I did.
I’m doing this thing where I’m trying to eat…. (the hidden word is enough. I always eat. I rarely eat enough in this recovery mode.) And it can be very frightening to use my money on that sort of stuff, and then not know if I am going to make it to the end of the month.
No fear, the internet is here!!
So, I went searching for some great snack ideas. And not petite snacks – I pretty much only eat snacks – these snack’s caloric value are key to unlocking the greatness that is recovery. And please no extravagant baby-shower coq-a-graine – ain’t got time to make it, or the money to buy beets, and dried cherries and feta cheese, sorry.
Something like banana’s and peanut butter that I may not have thought of.
Beans and rice. Beans and tortillas.
I hadn’t thought of that.
So, I bought some beans, rice and tortillas, (and other stuff.)
I came in with $1 left. Booya!
Today, it was lunch time.
And I was split. Do I have a quesadilla (there is very few things more delightful on earth than a floppy, hot microwaved tortilla with cheese inside, lol!!).
I saw this thing on Pinterest, and my brain remembered it.
Split I was, no more. (And… helllo, Yoda!)
I HAD A BURRITO DILLA!! And I didn’t even have to go to Chipotle for it.
Downside – this may not fit into many diets – it’s got gluten (I can have one meal of gluten a day and still not bloat – even feel really great! – recovery tip), and beans, and dairy.
It uses the microwave, and stuff from cans. But it’s good stuff. All ingredient-checked and everything.
But it IS vegetarian, and cheap.
*weighs air with hands*
*mentally thanks friend for giving her phrasing-idea for previous phrase*
Tortillas – $2.50 for 20
Beans – $1.87 for a can
Cheese – $2.50
Servings — Like, a lot!! 😀
- 2 fajita-size tortillas
- 3 slim slices across an 8oz block of cheese (of choice)
- 1 spoonful of refried beans of choice (check for MSG – like yeast extract – and avoid if possible)
- Take the slim slices of cheese and stack them. Then cut them into slivers. Scatter the slivers over one of the tortillas.
- Place the other tortilla on top.
- Carefully-ish transport both tortillas to the microwave.
- Microwave for 25 seconds or so. Until cheese is melted just right.
- Grab from the microwave and throw down (preferably onto a clean, dry surface) before it burns ye!
- Be silly like me, and sprinkle salt on now and see half of it cascade down onto the floor. Or wait until step 7.
- Take a spoonful of beans and put it in the middle of the quesadilla surface. Spread it out, and sprinkle on salt (if you haven’t already), and pepper.
- Roll up (careful for heat), and..
- Enjoy, I hope!
It’s hot today, so I didn’t reheat with the beans, because it was already warm enough after being spread against the hot quesadilla surface. There were not, gladly, any cold spots as I was concerned there’d be.
What’s the most brilliant recipe you’ve created recently? Spontaneous genius or back-of-the-head percolation?
I have a new nail design! I like this one, even though it didn’t come out the way BT had designed it. I think it’s great for work, and stuff.
What’s with the book?
It was lying around, and I thought, “hey, backdrop!” 🙂 The black cover and gold lettering are reminiscent of both my lunch and my nails, but of course that can’t have anything with my decision to use it (it did) because no one would see the gold lettering on the spine…. 🙂