Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Burritos! Cooking on a Budget!

It’s one of their favorite meals.  I call them ‘ice box round up burritos’!

It’s funny thing being thrifty, it helps you to channel your creative side!  On mission trips, when I cook the food, the first day is mostocolli, garlic bread (made from butter, garlic, parsely, smashed bread that didn’t make it in travel or leftover from the day’s lunch – usually smashed), some kind of chicken & mac& cheese, &mashed potatoes on Tuesday, Wednesday is taco night, and Thursday is iced box round up, Friday is pizza.

The term iced box roundup comes from Gramma Hutko, she is my Aunt Marcy’s mom, she is an amazing cook, and usually towards the end of the week we have leftovers, and she typically didn’t just pop the leftovers in the microwave, she made something yummy from some of them by adding one or two ingredients.

A lot of times on Thursday nights it was a big hit on the mission trip, either they were hungry or making burritos and whatever else made the student’s bellies happy!

I make dinner for the Alive leaders, sometimes it’s spaghetti, or a casserole, sloppy joes, but sometimes it’s burritos. Until now, most of them don’t know they are Iced Box Round Up Burritos.  When you only have two in your family, there is almost always leftovers.  And so especially on taco night, I take the meat, some cheese, and the leftover rice and mix it in a bag and freeze it, there are always leftover tortillas (because on of the best deals I’ve found is Kroger 20 pk) and so I freeze those too. When it’s time to make burritos I thaw everything, make the burritos, add a TON of cheese on top, and some enchilada sauce($2.19 at Kroger) that I always have on hand. 

It’s one of their favorite meals and doesn’t hit my budget too hard!  So there you have it, cooking 101 for a ‘larger’ group of people!

I will make homemade salsa for them & give them tortilla chips to go with the the burritos! 

Proverbs 31:15 She gets up while it is still night;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her female servants

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