Ok, so I had grand ideas for this day. I mean, come on. What a perfect day to have Chipotle knock-off lunch, right? Of course, right! One little problem. Today is Morgann’s Spring Awards Ceremony. She’s up for several things, I can’t remember them all, and so guess what? We’ll either have a LATE Chipotle lunch, or they’ll eat fun stuff while I’m gone and I’ll try to figure out how to make it in small quantities for ME.
What do I plan to make? Well…
Beans- black beans with garlic and green chilis added. YUMMY. Since it’s just a lunch, I’ll probably just buy a small can and use canned beans this time. To get the right texture, I’ll also rinse them to avoid the slime that comes with a can.
Rice- It’s pretty simple. You use six teaspoons of lime juice to replace six teaspoons of the water in the rice when you make it. Add cilantro when it is done cooking, stir, and let sit to absorb the cilantro. DON’T USE TOO MUCH CILANTRO! You’ll regret it. When it comes to cilantro, if you have to go too much/little, go too little. Well, that’s my approach. Not everyone agrees, but I’d rather have a hint of the flavor than to have it overpower the lime and other great seasonings.
Meat- Ok, I have to choose between chicken and beef. Since I have some beef scraps left over from pepper steak, I’ll slice it into small strips, cut into 1″ pieces, and saute with taco seasoning, and voila. It’ll be perfect. My mouth is watering just thinking of it!
Pico de gallo- I’m going to cheat and buy pico de gallo if I can find some somewhere. Otherwise, I’ll make it. Don’t wanna. Just sayin’.
Now trust me, if we had one of these anywhere near here, I’d ABSOLUTELY just take everyone and we’d eat there. However, since we cannot, I’m making my knock-off meal. YUM.
What are you doing for Cinco de Mayo? Anything?