Thursday, March 6, 2008


This week we put a mysterious and vague placeholder in our meal plan for Thursday night. All we said was 'Wraps', with the plan that we'd use the tortillas leftover from our quesadillas Monday night, and use whatever else was around to make something. I felt confident we'd pull it off. My fiance picked up some refried beans, just in case we needed to fall back on bean burritos. Thankfully, that didn't happen. (Not that there's anything wrong with a simple bean burrito).

In the end, what I created was most akin to the tacos I grew up eating. Ground 'meat', cheese, shredded lettuce, some guac and some salsa. It was actually really good to dig through the produce bin and see what we had, and use up those bits that otherwise might spoil. And the end result was tasty - though a bit spicy, since the guac had 5 jalapenos in it originally, and the sriracha just made things hotter.

Everything Left in the fridge Tacos
Vegetarian Sausage (about 3, leftover from having sausages with our mac salad)
White onion ends (about 1/2 an onion, leftover from various meals, since I never bother to chop the ends)
Cilantro (maybe 1/4 cup?, leftover from the Mojito Seitan)
1 clove garlic (always around, particularly since we accidently ordered 1 lb of garlic, instead of 1 head of garlic recently)

Pulse all ingredients in food processor until the consistency of ground beef. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat, and add mixture. Sprinkle with mexican seasonings (which I always have premixed).

Red onion ends (about 1/2 an onion, leftover from various meals)
Cilantro (maybe 1/8 cup?)
2 roma tomatoes (leftover from who knows what, but still good)
4 basil leaves (leftover from Oscar night, but not too wilted)
1 clove garlic
2 green onions (leftover from Paella?)

While the 'meat' mixture is cooking, put all the above in food processor and pulse until it looks like pico de gallo. Shred 1/2 a head of lettuce. When the 'meat' mixture is browned, and remove it from the pan. Heat 2 flour tortillas, just until soft. Put meat mixture, some shredded lettuce, and a sprinkling of 'mexican' cheese blend in the tortilla, and fold up. Top with pico de gallo mixture, and some leftover jalapeno guacamole from Quesadillas. Squirt a little Sriracha on the plate.

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