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.
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.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.
This is Penelope, a 7 month old kitteh who is ready to go. Very friendly, loves her some scritches and belly rubs.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.This is Blue Harper, a one year old female. She has the same coloration as our Toby – gray and white.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.