Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Homemade Frozen Burritos and How to Core a Pineapple :)
This is not a burrito or a pineapple, but how sweet is this milk glass cup? I LOVE the pink rim :)
Anyways.... Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days the kids and I have play practice until 5pm, which means dinners need to be quick and easy. Burritos are a staple at our house. I know I've posted the recipe before, but it's a good one.
refried beans (I use fat-free)
Spread the tortillas with refried beans, sprinkle with cheese, roll up and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. The kids just pick them up and eat them plain. I dip mine in salsa and low-fat sour cream. I always make extras so I can freeze them. They make awesome lunches for the kids and I. Simply pull out of the bag and microwave. They're so much yummier than store-bought frozen burritos!
And for all of you that are scared to buy a fresh pineapple (I was for years) I thought I'd show you the super simple way to make it edible :) As we get into melon season, I'll share the easy way to slice a melon too... working in restaurants taught me some fun skills.
First you chop the top off, then using a serrated bread knife, cut the pineapple into halves, then fourths, then eighths.
Next, using the same knife, slice the skin away. It's easiest if you don't slice all the way through the end, leaving something to hold onto. Leave enough skin that you avoid the eyes (the pineapple's eyes, not your own... LOL, although you should probably avoid those too!). Then you cut away the core, slicing all the way through the end you had left.
Serve as spears or cut into cubes... enjoy!
Thanks for the well-wishes for my brother. He left for Navy boot camp today. My other brother joined the Navy a couple of months ago. I also have many other military family members including my own hubby! We LOVE the military around our house!!!