It’s another crappy rainy day, and the lack of sunshine is beginning to affect my mood once again.
I skipped Sunday dinner this afternoon with Jay’s family. My ribs are hurting a little more today than they were yesterday, and I’m tired from my long week at work. When they returned, Jay & the bambino gave me these:
I’d already started on dinner when they walked in–Shredded Beef Chimichangas. I was looking for random recipes a couple weeks ago, and came across this one, and have been itching to make it since. Today was the perfect day for something warm & comforting.
I actually can’t wait to make this again some time soon, and while the recipe says it only makes 4 chimis, I suppose I skimped on the filling, and got 6, so I’d have some leftovers for lunches tomorrow and Tuesday. I also used my Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice that Foodbuzz sent me as part of the Tastemakers Program.
The bambino really likes rice, and I figured it would pair decently enough with the chimis. I wasn’t really thrilled by this stuff, I have to say. The water didn’t really absorb as much as I’d’ve liked, and the rice wasn’t “fluffy.” No matter…The bambino scarfed it up, and that’s really all that counts.
And no, that’s not ketchup on them, it’s taco sauce. I don’t do chunky salsas, and until I get myself a large food processor, I can’t really make my own. They were good. I was only going to eat one of them, and set the other aside for another lunch, but I ate them both.
When we were out & about yesterday afternoon, I came across the hand mixer I think I want to buy:
The Hamilton Beach SoftScrape 6-Speed Hand Mixer with Case. Not only does it come with the handy-dandy storage case, it comes with a whisk, AND dough hooks! Dough Hooks!!! They would be SO great the next time I get a bug up my rear end about making bread by hand instead of using my bread machine.