Do I lead with a causal explanation that it was yesterday when I realized Mother’s Day was this Sunday. Or do I invent a cover story, knowing that my mother is probably my most avid e-mail subscriber?
My forgetfulness really shouldn’t be taken personally, Mom. I routinely forget about my cup of coffee only to rediscover it hours later. I am constantly finding myself absent minded in front of the refrigerator without any intentions of consumption whatsoever. I somehow seem to emit sheer inattentiveness everytime I pull up to the ATM consistently leaving my debit card (enough to put me on a first name basis with the tellers at my local branch). Long story short..I tend not to remember things.
So, uh, don’t be mad Mom. I still have time. I’ll grill you dinner. Here’s a sneak peak of some recipe inspiration for Mother’s Day 2014. 😀
“I like refried beans.That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time.You don’t have to fry them again after all.”
*Both Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese can be used as well
**Bread Crumbs can be used as a substitution
STEP 1: Place pinto beans in a medium bowl; mash with fork until beans form a lumpy paste.
STEP 2: Add cheese, crushed tortilla chips, onions, cilantro, cumin, and egg white. OPTIONAL: Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to enhance flavors.
STEP 3: Cover bottom of non-stick pan (I used a cast iron skillet) with olive oil. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Make sure the oil has time to heat up before adding the burgers.
STEP 4: Place patties in pan and cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until patties are browned. Inside will still be slightly soft, but still heated throughout.
SERVE: Place burgers on warmed Naan or Pita bread. Dress with spinach leaves and crushed avocado/guacamole and extra cilantro if desired.
I had a dream that you were a baby and I borrowed your pants. They were too small.
I had a dream that dogs only had three legs and moved like a frightened deer.
I had a dream that I stole the vegetable garden in my backyard and moved to a van down by the river.
I had a dream that a praying mantis bit my head off . My head and body each become autonomous beings.
I did not dream up these cookies. They are real.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cream together softened butter and sugar until combined.
Step 2: Separate egg. Set aside egg white. Add yolk to creamed mixture.
Step 3: Mix together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. While stirring, slowly add flour mixture into creamed mixture.
Step 4: Press mixture into 9×12 rectangular pan. Brush egg white over top.
Step 5: Sprinkle slivered almonds evenly over top.
Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Step 7: Let cool completely. Cut into bars. Enjoy!
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
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