One of dear daughter's favorite things for lunch and for snacks are the burritos you buy in the freezer section of the store. Today we did a little food shopping - we didn't need much, and we didn't buy a lot of veggies or fruit, no meat and no dairy except for dear daughter's milk - but we still spent more than $70!!!!!!!! The bread that we like was $3, so I've got maple oatmeal bread in the breadmachine right now.
I decided to make my own frozen burritos, full of delicious and healthful ingredients. I had 9 sun dried tomato flour tortillas and a can of refried beans, so what more did I need? I pulled out the vegan cheeze and the half jar of salsa that's been sitting in the fridge for a week or two. In the pantry, there was a 4 oz can of chopped black olives. The surprise is that I also pulled out the bag of fresh washed spinach!
I assembled my ingredients in assembly line fashion next to the stove and turned on the biggest electric burner to medium. I lay the first tortilla directly on the hot burner for a moment or two, just to soften it up, flipped it, flipped it back, and placed it on the counter to build the burrito: first a smear of refried pinto beans, then a spoon of salsa, then some chopped black olives, a good sprinkle of shredded cheese and a few spinach leaves. I rolled it tightly and started on the next one.
When all nine tortillas were filled and rolled, I wrapped them individually in saran wrap, and then put them in a large zip lock freezer bag in the freezer. In about 10 minutes, I made 9 burritos which is enough for a week or so for dear daughter and me. I'll probably send some plain yogurt (she doesn't fast from dairy strenuously) with her lunches for dipping.
They look yummy. I might eat one now...... and then there will be eight instead of nine..... shh.... who would know?