115: Burritos for dinner

(A few ingredients.)

M and I teamed up today to make Four Grain-and-Vegetable Burritos for an early dinner.  It was an early and late birthday celebration dinner.  Early for M (his birthday is tomorrow) and late for me (mine was last month).

We’ve made these burritos in the past.  They are a little labor intensive, making it easier and faster if we team up to put it all together.  It’s more fun that way, too.

(Prepped veggies.)

Remember that resolve I made to sharpen my knives occasionally?  I’m thinking of taking it back.  After years of using dull knives, I’m finding the sharpened variety to be dangerous.  I managed to slice into my thumb while cutting the top off of a leek.   Ouch!

(Ready for toppings.)

It was worth the bloodshed.  The burritos were fabulous.  Delicious.  Really, really yummy.  And filling.  Very filling.  You should give them a try.

Today’s Outdoor Adventures

It warmed up today, into the 30’s.  But we had 25 mph winds to go with the warm-up and that made it seem as cold as when it was in the 20’s.  There was some thawing of the snow on top of the pond and the ice in the creek.

(Today’s view of the creek.)

I did not ski today.  I intended to.  But M went out early and said it was pretty brutal.  The wind created big drifts in some places.  Bare spots in other areas.  We were supposed to get another 3 inches or so of snow today but the prediction turned out to be wrong.  I think it snowed heavily for about five minutes this morning and that was it.

(Dipping in the stream.)

That’s about it from the Bogs for today.  I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

Oh.  Right.  One more thing.  I redecorated ye olde blog.  Whaddya’ think?

24 Comments on “115: Burritos for dinner”

  1. QuoinMonkey says:

    Look at that contrast. Color & monochrome. Inside/outside.

    • Robin says:

      I think that’s why I’m so drawn to colorful foods this time of year, QM. There is so little of it outdoors. Now that I think about it, that may also be the reason I decided on lots of color when it came to painting the rooms in my home.

  2. anhinga says:

    I like the new crisp look to your blog.

  3. Your blog has a new theme! I absolutely love it!!! The food photos look extremely crisp and clear and I do believe the simple white background is an advantage, there’s no other colours surrounding them, fighting against the colours in the photos.

    I’ve noticed Bo’s theme is plain, simple and very effective also and it has got me thinking that I’d like to change my theme too!

    The buritos look great. I’ll print the recipe off and try that one. My family love burritos and these look far more substantial than our version. 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Joanne. 🙂

      I’ve been waiting for WordPress to come up with a new theme that I would immediately know I wanted. It was time for something new but nothing they already had did it for me. When I saw this one this morning I immediately thought, “This is it!!”

  4. jenna says:

    I was going to comment even before you asked – I love the new look. Very sleek and cool.

    Burritos sound good. I bookmarked the recipe. I’m thinking of making a smokey, almost barbecuey vegetarian chili with seitan tomorrow. Tonight is probably just pasta. And there will likely be no pictures 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, J. 🙂

      I have another recipe for you. Just need to sit down and type it up.

      Your chili sounds delicious. I think you should take pictures.

  5. Kathy says:

    Very nice theme. Very nice burritos. Very nice river scene! Another wonderful day in the Universe…

  6. photobyholly says:

    I LIKE the new look! Very clean, easy to read! 🙂 Sorry you cut your finger on a knife, I remember cursing out my Cutco knife for being so sharp when I was putting silverware into the dishwasher, and grazed the blade – got a pretty good gash (and scar)! The burritos look yummy!!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Holly. 🙂

      It was the “easy to read” part that clinched it for me. I’m in need of new glasses but will probably wait until next year to get them so easy to read was a bonus when it came to this theme.

  7. Kel says:

    clean and crisp
    a makeover befitting winter at your place 🙂

  8. sherri says:

    looks flat yummy. my family would never eat it without meat though. we love tex-mex. it’s high on the list in Arkansas.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Sherri. 🙂

      There was a time when I wouldn’t touch food like this, either. If someone had told me ten or fifteen years ago that I’d be mostly vegetarian AND eating mushrooms, I’d have said they were crazy.

  9. The food photos make me hungry. The wintry scenes are lovely, especially the ‘dipping in the stream.” I like your new blog design too!

  10. penpusherpen says:

    Hope the fingers OK, Robin, I’m dangerous with knives, the blunter the better with me.
    Ingredients to the ready meal, wonderful and hunger making…and photo-wise too of course. I must go and prepare dinner, my tummy’s rumbling in response. 😉
    Your spring clean, has made things cleaner. 😀 …is spring nearly here? says it is, please!! xPenx

    • Robin says:

      Well, Pen, spring might be nearly there across the pond, but not here. We have another month or two to go. (More likely two.) But it’s there. Waiting. Just as we are waiting for it…

  11. Karma says:

    The new theme is very bright and bold! Seems similar to Scott Thomas’s, though I’m not sure it is exactly the same. He said he wanted his theme to look good on iPad’s since those are all the rage in marketing these days, apparently. I don’t have an iPad, but I’m thinking this will look good there too!
    You’ve really been working the food photos lately! I love the picture of the chopped veggies. All those colors and textures work really well together.

    • Robin says:

      Karma: This is a brand new theme from WP (they announced it yesterday, I think, or Friday). It IS similar to the one Scott is using.

      I’m not sure I’ve found my niche with food photography, but I am loving it. When I tried it a year or two ago, I didn’t like it much. I strongly suspect that’s because I was using the auto settings and not even trying out the manual options. Using manual mode has really made a big difference. Better yet, I’m actually beginning to learn what’s what. White balance, aperture, shutter speed, etc., don’t sound like foreign languages to me anymore. lol!

  12. Marianne says:

    I love the effect in the last two photos.

    The burritos look very scrumptous.

    I think I must have missed your birthday. So, happy belated birthday to you Robin.

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