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The Ultimate Snack Burrito

Here is a fun little morsel that I put together tonight when I was looking for something to snack on, but didn’t want to cook anything.

PBJC BurritoAs a bachelor, I am constantly moving back and forth over the line of ‘to cook my food or to not cook my food’. I don’t have a family or significant other to cook for, so often times I’ve really got to be inspired to cook anything of note. The times I don’t cook, I’ll either just grab a bowl of cereal for dinner, or polish off a bag of Tostitos with a bowl of salsa, and maybe an apple so I can feel good about my decisions (don’t judge me).

When I come home from work and don’t want to do anything because my brain is mashed potatoes, there’s nothing wrong with a bowl of Ramen and a stick of string cheese. But then there are other times when culinary creativity strikes, but the need to go grocery shopping is close at hand and only remnants of what was once a plethora of choice cuisine remain.

It is in these times that bachelor creativity has the potential to shine the brightest! With only a few items in the cupboard and a willingness to try something new, things like this little jewell tend to emerge. There’s not much else to say about it, so I’ll just call it what it is.

The peanut butter, jelly, and Cheerio burrito.

I had in my cabinet a jar of creamy peanut butter, a box of cereal, and a package of tortillas. I took the jelly from the fridge and thought to myself, if I can enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I’ll bet I can also enjoy a peanut butter and jelly burrito! But then I realized that that would just be a tortilla filled with goop. Delicious goop, but goop nonetheless. So I looked to my Cheerios to lend their substance to the otherwise formless and squishy concoction.

I know, I know, it sounds weird, but it’s a simple and delicious little snack wrap that’s both satisfying and healthy … well, at least satisfying! Incidentally, this is also a great portable snack to load up for kids on day trips and what not … probably. Just wrap it up in plastic or foil or something and it’s good to go!

There ya go. If you would like to try your hand at this strangely delicious spectacle of culinary oddity, you can find a “recipe” in the recipes section of the blog.

That’s all until next time!

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April Showers Bring … Steak!

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flat iron steak & seasoned onion rings

This morning, I had the pleasure of waking up to a roaring and rumbling thunder storm.  In my experience, there’s almost nothing quite as enjoyable as waking up to thunderstorm at 7:30 on a Sunday morning and simply laying in bed enjoying the sound of the thunder and the rain, especially since I didn’t have to be anywhere for the next few hours.  An additional joy of a nice spring thunder storm is the peaceful weather it leaves in its wake.  This weather just happens to be perfect for grilling out!

The thunderstorm passed and the day went on, and upon the arrival of dinner time I decided it necessary to grill a steak.  In my last post, I mentioned the purchase of a new house.  This house just happened to come with a brick charcoal grill in the back yard.  Now anyone who’s ever used a charcoal grill before knows that when you light up the coals, you can’t JUST grill one steak.  Unlike their gas counterparts, you cannot simply turn off a charcoal grill when you’re done with it, so you might as well utilize it while it’s hot.  So my one steak turned into a steak, some seasoned onion rings, and lemon pepper chicken.

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lemon pepper chicken

I’ve mentioned before that some for the food I prepare is pretty tasty, but tonight’s selection from the grill easily takes the cake.  At the risk of sounding full of myself, I can cook some very tasty food. Tonight, however, I blew my own expectations completely out of the water.  As I was eating what I’d just taken off the grill, I was so overwhelmed by the goodness of what I was tasting that I had to stop and raise my arms in the air as if I had just scored a touchdown.  I thought to myself, how is this so good – and then I thought of all of you.  You have to try this!  It was, simply put, amazing.  If you have a charcoal grill, light it up tonight and take these simple yet incredible recipes for a spin.  I promise you, you won’t regret it.

Oh, and invite your friends, neighbors, family, coworkers – whoever.  Upon tasting this, you will have an overwhelming urge to share your creation with everyone you know!  Yes, it’s that good.

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pure enjoyment

Happy grilling!

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