Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Don't Look Down


Bulghur Burritos Crockpot

a highly variated version of this recipe which was given to me with all the fixin's when my second was born as a 'help mom out' gift. And we have enjoyed it ever since!!

1 can black beans, undrained
1 can corn, undrained
1-2 C salsa
2 T oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 t cumin
1/2 t onion granules
1/2 t garlic granules
1 C bulghur, uncooked
2-4 C water
2 T veg broth powder

Saute the onion, then garlic in the oil. Dump that into the crockpot, along with all the other ingredients and cook on low for 4-5 hours. I've also cooked it on high for a little less than that, but you have to keep and eye on the water!

I served this with some (prepackaged) corn tortillas that I cooked up on the skillet. Yum!

And here is another go round of the Baked Veggie Stew with Biscuits on top (woo, do I get a prize for referencing my own blog twice in a row? whaa... you say I'm just repetitive, that's all?).

I had high hopes of making this, doubling the gravy, using tofu instead of Boca 'ground beef', and using my dumplings from my paprikash recipe instead of baking them on top, but alas, the fates conspired against me, and so here you see it, as it's written, except I used 1/2 C TVP instead of the Boca. The gravy was not as tasty as I am used to... a fluke? or was it because I didn't add the wine?!? I'd better go run to the liquor store, then.

So I finished "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" and enjoyed it- some interesting stuff about faith (either you have it or you don't) and marriage ('don't look down' being the main maxim) in there. I can't quite put my finger on why I liked it more than kav and clay... kav and clay was all over the place as it followed it's main character, but I felt like there were ?too many stories in there? and I had my hopes set on really knowing the journey of the golem, which, alas, did not happen.

Started "Veronica" which is kind of crazy so far.

Got "Little, Big" which comes highly recommended and I'm excited for, looking at a few reviews...


Jeni Treehugger said...

The Stew looks darn tasty anyhoo. Those Biscuits look perfectly flaky and delicious.
I really shouldn't read blogs as soon as I get up and before I've had breakfast!!

elizabeth said...

Thanks Jeni!! Hey, I must commiserate, and I know you'll agree- I just read Becks final?!? post, aw, boo!