The meal I make when I don’t want to tryPosted: August 17, 2011
DT and I got home a bit later than normal yesterday, plus there was a big ol’ storm a-brewin’. We wanted to watch it come in, and before we knew it, we’d been sitting out on the front porch for an hour and it was after 8:00. What, oh what, shall we do for dinner?
Couple of things: 1. We are in dire need of a produce restock, either via grocery store or farmer’s market. We usually have an exhaustive supply of peppers and onions, but last night we were down to A (1, uno, ONE) green pepper and NO onions. Hrm. 2. We wanted something filling that was relatively mindless to throw together – and something that wasn’t total and utter crap. I.E. Something remotely healthy. 3. We were lazy.
Default meal it is. Default meal = Quesadillas (a.k.a. DILLAS. Pronounced just as it’s spelled, thank you, Napoleon Dynamite. I can’t even order them in a restaurant and say it correctly anymore). Dillas are easy to throw together, they’re filling, and all things considered, there are worse meals we could find to eat health-wise (and we have).
First, let’s storm watch.
The aforementioned hour on the front porch passed, so now on to Default Meal that’s Not Total and Utter Crap.
Here’s what we’re gonna do. And here’s how I really like my Dillas….piling fajita veggies, then sandwiching them between two tortillas (low fat, thank you), black beans (low fat and PROOOtein!), and shredded Mexican-blend cheese (also low – erm – reduced – fat).
It so happens that we had fajitas the night before (another Default Meal that’s Not Total Crap in our house). We took our lone green pepper, sliced it up, sauteed it, then added the leftover veggies (green peppers, onions, banana peppers) from Monday night to make a nice little Dilla topping.
Then, assembling the tortilla base.
Ready to eat! DT’s plate is upfront – he tops his Dilla with sour cream (NON-fat! Healthy health health 😉 ) and hot sauce. Me – I’m a sour cream and lotsa-salsa (medium heat) kinda gal.
Meanwhile, as we cooked (and ate), the rain picked up again. Like, a LOT.
Our tummies were happily filled with Dillas while the rain fell.
What’s your go-to Default Meal that’s Not Total and Utter Crap?