Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday

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

Vanilla ice cream (for M)
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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.

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

3 comments:

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 :)