Usually, if I ask Jay in the mornings what he’d like for dinner on any given night, I’m typically given a response along the lines of, “Umm, I don’t know…doesn’t really matter to me.”
Yeah. Considering this is usually my response, paired with the fact that I’m also probably one of the most indecisive people you’ll ever meet, that’s not exactly the answer I like to hear.
But this morning, I got a different answer. This morning, when I asked Jay what he’d like to have for dinner tonight, he hesitated slightly and then responded with hopeful, bright eyes,
“How about tacos?”
Tacos?!? How did he know that I’ve been craving some Chipotle in a bad way these past few days? I was in!
So while hubby got his tacos (ground beef and all), I hand-crafted a beautiful, amazingly delicious Chipotle-style burrito bowl for myself.
It was a thing of beauty. And, actually, quite easy to make. Here’s what you need to do…
Next, make some pico de gallo. To make mine, I simply threw together:
- 1 diced tomato
- red onion (~1/8 cup?)
- minced garlic
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- fresh cilantro
- salt & pepper
Once those two things were taken care of, I simply started tossing everything into the bowl, which included:
- Cilantro-lime rice
- shredded green leaf lettuce
- pico de gallo
- black beans
- some leftover corn and the last couple pieces of leftover Mexican chicken
- sprinkle of shredded cheese
- dollop of salsa and plain Greek yogurt
I’m going to go right ahead and say that my burrito bowl was 10x better than Chipotle’s. Sorry, Chipotle. You ain’t got nothin’ on me!
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to stay up late enough for some Jersey Shore action tonight, but I’m not sure whether or not my eyelids are quite on board. We’ll see how that goes!
Question for the Evening:
Have you ever tried to re-create any of your favorite restaurant meals at home? How did it compare to the real thing?