I am lucky enough to go home most days to chow down at my casa over the lunch hour. Sometimes, however, it's a challenge trying to figure out what to eat. Leftovers are ideal, but the past couple of weeks have been so busy I haven't been cooking in the evenings nearly as often. So, what to do?
I bought Sabra brand red pepper hummus last week at the store and got the idea for these lunches from a great, funny, smart and creative website called LovIN My Tummy. Two words: Crack wrap. These are a slight variation, but the same idea.
Luncho numero uno:
I loaded the following ingredients into a tortilla and cooked it in a saucepan with a little pam until melty, oozey, and delicious:
- 2 tbsp hummus
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 oz fresh mozz cheese
So amazingly tasty and easy.
Luncho numero dos was a variation that included sauteed onion, yellow and orange bell pepper. I also used shredded cheddar cheese rather than mozz and just tossed it in the microwave to heat everything up since I wanted it to be in taco rather than quesadilla form.
Not only was it a delicious lunch, but I also have leftover cooked veggies to throw into my black bean burgers for tonight. I love cooking once and eating twice :)
My bathroom floor was replaced this week so I stayed out at my parents with Pman the dog and Bruce burger the kitten. They spent the entire first night pacing around but following that we all slept soundly.
Dinner on Monday was veggie tostadas- one of my faves. Parker is O-V-E-R this recipe, and I adore it so I took advantage of the opportunity to make my parents eat them. Tuesday we grilled chicken marinated in balsamic dressing and I made a caprese salad along with a big green salad. I was so hungry both nights I forgot to take photos. Le sigh.
Last night was a different story. I was craving mom's pizza crust so I suggested a pizza-ish dinner with different toppings thanks to this recipe at Carrots 'N' Cake. Mamacita kindly obliged and made the BEST CRUST EVER. I am still working up the guts to give it a shot. We precooked the crust without toppings so it was nice and crispy.
Voila- Mom Naan! While that was going on I chopped and carmelized a sweet onion along with about 10 dates pitted and cut into small pieces. When they were almost finished cooking I added some balsamic vinegar to help cut the sweetness of the dates. After the crust finished crisping, we piled the onion/date mixture on top along with blue cheese and walnuts. The original recipe called for feta, but I'm not a huge fan and I love the flavors of blue cheese and balsamic together.
The finished product was ah-ma-zing!
I planned on eating one piece but it was so delicious I woofed down 2 1/2 along with a big green salad. Mom and Dad both gave it a big thumbs up so this will definitely be on the repeat list.
My bathroom is all finished today so I get to move back home. Hooray! I had a blast at the ranch with moms and dads this week, but I am looking forward to being back in my own casa. I am also looking forward to black bean burgers, sweet potato fries and roasted zucchini for dinner. I promise to take pictures :)
Hope you're having a wonderful day!