Chimichangas are deep fried burritos. I have made something close to a chimichanga before, only I pan fried them instead of deep frying. Recently I made a new attempt at chimichangas, making them crispy by baking them instead of frying.
I had half a loaf of french bread leftover from dinner one night. The next day I wanted to use up the bread, but as it was a day old and slightly stale, slicing it up and serving it alongside dinner wasn't an option. I had an intense craving for french toast, and while I was searching for recipes I found one that inspired a french toast bake. Read after the jump for the recipe for the french toast bake, as well as a savoury breakfast bake.
It's very rare for me to eat something that is so good, I have to make it the next day as well. My friend A made us calzones one night, that were so delicious I was inspired to make them for dinner the next night. Calzones are a delicious pizza type product, but with no sauce on the inside. Strombolis have sauce in them, and a lot of people mistakenly refer to strombolis as calzones.
A's calzone had a filling of spinach, green pepper, red pepper, green onion, mushrooms, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese. I wanted to make them exactly the same, only my grocery store was out of ricotta, so I changed my plans and made strombolis instead.
The picture above is not a stromboli, obviously. After the jump I have included pictures of the stromboli, and the recipe for the spinach salad pictured at the top of the post.
I love love love cooking things in my slow cooker, or "the wife". Sometimes I can get stuck at work late, and it's nice knowing that I have supper waiting for me when I get home.
I have never made pulled pork before, I think this may be the first time I have used pork in my slow cooker. I found the recipe on Iowa Girl Eats. I used her basic recipe, but changed a couple things. (also click the "read more" for a faux ice cream recipe)
In Part 1 of my list I included The Bitten Word, as one of the awesome things. On Thursday I noticed that Clay and Zach commented on my post! Which was crazy exciting in itself. Then I checked my stats as I always do. Usually the locations of my readers are in Edmonton or Calgary, and on Thursday it was all places in the States, which was really unusual so I checked the referring website which was Twitter. Since I am such a genius, I figured the two might be related and I checked The Bitten Word's Twitter and saw:
Since I am not an Internet genius I can't figure out how to zoom into this, but the second Tweet says "Does this mean that Bruce Willis is now our #1 enemy? Yes, I think it does" and right beside that is a link to my blog. This may be embarrassing to admit, but I was more excited than a 13 year old girl at a Jonas Brothers concert.
7) Avocados. I have been eating avocados like crazy lately. I have put avocado on top of burgers, in wraps, guacamole, and tossing into salads.
This salad is made with carrot, celery, red pepper, avocado (tossed in lime juice), spinach leaves and dressed with Everyday Food's Shallot Vinaigrette.
I am taking holidays this week, and I am heading out of town (I DON'T LIVE ALONE, SO MY PLACE WILL NOT BE EMPTY). I'm going to Jasper, Alberta for a couple days and I really cannot wait to be there!
My friend sent me a link to this blog, and I love it. They talk a lot about running, which is something I have gotten into lately. (call me crazy) They also have lots of really tasty looking recipes. They are vegetarians, however, so there isn't any meat. sadface. Aside from being meatless, I do love this blog.
One of my all time favorite foods is pizza. I have been making it at home a lot, and the other night I made this one...
When I was younger, there was no way I would ever put green mushy dip into my mouth and attempt to swallow and digest said mush. Little did I know, that avocados are one of the greatest things around. My friend C made guacamole for me once (well, for an entire party, but I was there) and I tried it, and it was to die for.
I have wrote about the guacamole here. If you haven't made it, you are missing out in a big way. Hands down the best guacamole ever.
I was craving guacamole the other day, but I wanted to do something more than just eat it with tortilla chips. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I do it all the time, but I was kind of bored of it.
I started this blog because I love to write, and I love to cook. I thought this would be a great way to combine the two, and I was right. I love cooking different things for the sake of writing about them, and I absolutely love getting feedback from people. (Speaking of, about 5 of my last posts have been commentless, c'mon people)
However, my food posts are almost always littered with my thoughts, opinions and random nonsense. I really want YMANL to be food focused, but I still want to write about random everythings. I have started a new blog, Outside the Plate. This will cover everything that isn't about food, so I can keep the focus on this one about food.
1) The Expendables. The Expendables is a movie that is coming out in August. I can't tell you anything about the plot, because I do not know what it's going to be about. I do know that it's my movie dreams come true because the following people are in it:
Yes, that is correct. Jason Statham and Bruce Willis in the SAME MOVIE.
2) The Bitten Word. I have a mass amount of cookbooks and cooking magazines in my house. I do use them a lot, but not nearly enough considering the amount of money that I have spent on them. Facing the same issue, the writers of The Bitten Word made a resolution to use recipes from their collection of food magazines and started this blog. Their pictures are beautiful and they feature a lot of recipes from Everyday Food, one of my personal favorites.
3) TV on DVD. I love being able to sit and watch a season of a TV show in my own time, and not schedule my life around when it airs on television. I also love when an episode ends in a cliff hanger, and I just have to hit play to see what happens, and not wait an entire week.
4) Farmer's Market Saturdays. I can't describe how much I love going through the farmer's market. It's a really lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.
5) Lululemon! I have been spending mad amounts of time at the gym lately, so I am practically living in Lululemon. I only wish it was acceptable to wear it everywhere else, they are so comfortable! My newest purchase was these pants:
And to make it even more awesome, I got them on sale for only $39!
I picked up bell peppers on my most recent trip to the farmer's market, and wasn't sure what I would do with them, until I remembered that the roommate sister loves stuffed peppers. Fillings for stuffed peppers can vary, and I went with a spicy chili filling.