Life ponderings...is it just me or is 2012 weird? It feels like "abnormal" is the "new normal" and that chaos rules the day. I wonder if it's just the phase of life I'm in, a strange surreal time period, or if I can simply cast all of the blame on 2012. Can a year just be off?
I haven't been the most loyal blogger in 2012, mostly for the above reasons. Life is good, but it's also been a little confusing. Things aren't adding up like they usually do. Friends are going through life changing situations, and my every day menial complaints seems ridiculous. I guess I've just been lost in my head in 2012. I should know better. I don't process things as well in my head, as I do in the written word.
Thanks for bearing with me. I'm not quite myself, but I hope to be. I feel like life is so much bigger than "what's for dinner" or my latest cooking project. However, cooking for me is also cathartic. It allows me to throw myself into delightful, organized chaos for a bit. I can nourish mind, body, and soul with a little home cooking. It's something I haven't done enough of lately, but hope to soon.
Last week, I attempted something with Rach. In her latest edition of her mag, there's quite a few tasty treats to put a smile on any Texans' face. Any Tex-Mex lovers face too. Last week, a friend and I whipped up Rachael Ray's Meat-Free Fajitos (Fajita-Style Burritos). In looking at the recipe, I had to wonder. What is the big deal? It's sauteed onions, green pepper, and portobello mushroom caps essentially stuffed into a burrito. I don't know the answer, but it was soooo delicious!! The only thing I can think of is the deglazing with the sherry. It's the only thing I wouldn't have thought to do on my own.
What I do know, is that this dinner was far tastier than I expected. Really, it was truly surprisingly delicious. My friend and I were both in agreement on that. There were only 2 changes made to this recipe from the original (recipe link below). One, I eliminated the jalapenos. My friend is nursing a 3 month old, and any nursing mom knows you DON'T eat things like jalapenos when you are nursing...unless an incessantly screaming baby sounds fun to you. Also, instead of the manchego cheese, I used cotija. I LOVE cotija cheese with my mexican food...and it was cheaper.
I wouldn't change a THING! Delicious! A healthy, meat-free option that will leave you satisfied and full. I hope all is well with you, and that your 2012 is going well. Enjoy!
Link to Rachael Ray's Meat-Free Fajitos (Fajita-Style Burritos) Recipe