Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Cous cous burritos (recipe in the comments)
Peas and corn with fresh mint and oregano

Vanilla ice cream (for M)
This is one of those recipes that one of us (J) likes and the other (M) doesn't. M was supposed to be at a work-related dinner tonight, and I was planning to have this without him. Sadly M is sick and so had to suffer through. I was going to just have fresh fruit as an easy side dish, but to have enough for two we created a side out of frozen vegetable remnants and the last of our herb garden.

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Incredibly easy
Chopping: Bell pepper and tomato, herbs for the peas and corn
Time: About 15 minutes
Make ahead: You can make the cous cous ahead and just warm it when you fill the burritos. I've even been known to eat them room temperature for camping.

J: "True comfort food wrapped in a warm tortilla."
M: "Vaguely unsatisfying."


Flynn said...

Well, last night I went to my Godmother's house for dinner and she made me cube steak with mushrooms, carrots, delicious red potatoes that she cooked in some amazing and unknown way and brownies.

I am realizing that I am an unfortunate contributor because I really only cook for myself at most three times a week.

J said...

No worries - I'm just trying for volume at this point ;)

J said...

Several of you emailed me to ask for the recipe. This is one of ours (not from a cookbook) so here you go!

Cous Cous Burritos - M & J
Serves 2-3

Flour tortillas (flavored are good too)
1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/8 t turmeric
1/4 t chili powder
Dash ground black pepper
2/3 cup whole wheat cous cous (regular is fine if you don't have whole wheat)
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
Cheddar cheese, grated
Sour cream
Salsa (classic red or salsa verde are both good)

Warm the tortillas.

Combine broth and spices in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add cous cous and bell pepper. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for five minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in tomatoes.

Fill tortillas with the cous cous mixture and top with cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Fold into burritos and enjoy!

Note: This can be a very health meal depending on the amount of cheese and sour cream you choose to use :)