Uncooked Tortillas

Kroger has a house brand version of these raw tortillas.  I have a pot on the stove with oil leftover from deep frying those shrimp the other day so I experimented a bit.I knew they would puff up so this one was heavily docked.  It still  wanted to bubble up.  I left it in the oil too long, it was just a tad too crisp to give this a proper burrito tuck and roll.This one was briefly dipped in the hot oil then patted with paper towels to remove excess oil.  After cooling a bit I rolled it with beef, beans, and cheddar and eased it back into the fryer.  Chimichanga!The dipping sauce is a mix of nacho cheese from a jar and guacamole.  The color is unfortunate but the sauce is tasty, nonetheless.


shelter cats eat lunch (1600x1060)Mrs J took some leftover cauliflower in cheese sauce for her lunch break at the shelter.  The residents of one of the houses appear to appreciate her thoughtfulness.DSC_1819 (1600x1060)Mmm… chimichanga platter!  These are pretty much proof that deep frying makes most stuff better.  These are chicken with peppers, cheese, and yellow rice on a plate with various salsas and a dollop of refried beans.DSC03155 (1600x1200)

This is Penelope, a 7 month old kitteh who is ready to go.  Very friendly, loves her some scritches and belly rubs.DSC_1823 (1600x1060)Calzone!  These are basically pizzas folded over in the manner of an empanada, and then baked.  This one has sausage, mozzarella, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and olives.  I went with a marinara dip instead of putting the sauce inside the calzone.  They were brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with kosher salt before baking for 15 minutes in a 400 oven.DSC03154 (1600x1200)This is Blue Harper, a one year old female.  She has the same coloration as our Toby – gray and white.DSC_1816 (1600x1060)Chicken noodle soup made with extra wide noodles.  These are leftovers from a whole chicken I cooked in the pressure cooker.  It was a fast cooked chicken but I think roasting is the way to go.  We ate half of it hot from the cooker but I refused to take any photos because it just wasn’t pretty enough to bother.