Shortcut Burrito Bowls.

Shortcut burrito bowls are great for busy weeknights, since they can be on the table in minutes thanks to some easy time-savers!

I really wanted to name these “shorty-shorty-shortcut burrito bowls” or something that more eloquently celebrates how many corners you can cut and still have a really good, healthy dinner. We’re trying to plan ahead for quality family time since Jay’s schedule gets a little crazy this time of year, and we decided that Wednesdays we’ll do an easy, early dinner and the beach. This was the perfect meal to get us out the door in record time! (Okay, that’s a lie, it still took us 100 years to get out the door, but that wasn’t dinner’s fault. It was more the putting on of suits and changing of diapers and forgetting of sunglasses and searching for flip-flops and general disorganized corralling of excited kids. Maybe I need some sort of sheepdog to help with this process?) Continue reading “Shortcut Burrito Bowls.”

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Veggie-Packed Baked Burritos (for the freezer).

Veggie-packed baked burritos are stuffed with a hearty filling and baked to crispy perfection - and make an awesome freezer meal!

I’m just going to say it: I love a chimichanga in a painful, star-crossed-lovers kind of way. I know in my head that stuffing a big tortilla with stuff cheese and deep-frying it isn’t, y’know, exactly sensible, in a caring-about-your-health kind of way, but in a crispy, cheesy, delicious way – in my heart, in other words – it not only makes perfect sense but is basically essential. Fortunately/unfortunately, I don’t eat out a lot and so my opportunities to order chimichangas don’t come around all that often. And deep-frying things at home isn’t an adventure I’ve embarked on.

But the good news is, there is a compromise for my taste buds, and it comes in the form of veggie-packed baked burritos. Even more exciting, the burritos are a perfect freezer meal, and (since you bake them after they’re thawed) they’re just as crispy, melty-cheesy, spicy-meaty as they are if you bake them immediately! Continue reading “Veggie-Packed Baked Burritos (for the freezer).”

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Burrito Bowls (The Ultimate Crowd-Pleasing, Make-Ahead, Freezer-Friendly Party Meal – Part 2).

Burrito bowls are the ultimate crowd-pleasing, make-ahead, freezer-friendly party meal!

If you read Part 1, then you know that crispy, rich, tasty pork carnitas are a key component to The Ultimate Crowd-Pleasing, Make-Ahead, Freezer-Friendly Party Meal. This post is devoted to the rest of it – the elements that make a meal that can satisfy just about anyone’s tastes and dietary preferences. You are channeling Chipotle, and you’re going to make a lot of tummies very happy. Continue reading “Burrito Bowls (The Ultimate Crowd-Pleasing, Make-Ahead, Freezer-Friendly Party Meal – Part 2).”

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Cheesy Bean Burritos (Stocking the Freezer #1).

bean burritos with chips and huac

Look! It’s a dinner that doesn’t involve potatoes!

I love to cook. And by that I mean I love to make and eat delicious food. But I don’t necessarily love the process of making dinner every night – because, the budget. The unpredictable pickiness of children. The dishes. The juggling of schedules and activities. And – every night. Continue reading “Cheesy Bean Burritos (Stocking the Freezer #1).”

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