Friday, February 20, 2009

Cottage Cheese Burritos: How To

Before you scrunch your nose up and think ewwwww, just hear me out. I've been making cottage cheese burritos ever since college when I could only afford 4 cheap ingredients at once. Every person who has seen me make and eat one of these has been skeptical at first, but ends up loving them after they've actually tasted one. Exhibit A: while vacationing in Hawaii last year I made one of these for BD one night and others in our party were all "that looks sooooo gross" and I was like "why don't you try one" and they did and they loved it. So there.Step one: melt cheese on tortilla. Today I'm using a combo of shredded sharp cheddar and mozzarella, and a fancy cook-your-own tortilla because that's what I had in my fridge. Oh, and this one is for BD so I'm adding lots of extra cheese. For him.
And if you believed that, then you'll also believe that I'm a mega millions powerball jackpot winner. Step 2: load with cottage cheese and salsa. Again, just use what you have available. I happen to be partial to the texture of non-fat cottage cheese. Note: I have only invested about 49.2 seconds into this meal so far. Which translates into 10.8 seconds until total hunger satisfaction.Step 3: fold into a burrito. You know, tuck in two sides and roll like a dirty diaper. Sorry to mention "diaper" while talking about food, but nonetheless we are talking about burritos and it's all relative isn't it? Step 4: Consume. If you're BD it takes only 3 bites to disappear. It's ridiculously simple. And dirt cheap too. So give it a try and let me know what you think. Or don't. It's fine, my feelings won't be hurt either way. But I'm confident enough to say in advance...

You're welcome.

10 comments:

Herrings said...

G, It looks pretty good. I am a little skeptical but i will give it a try! Thanks for that fun little post!

Tuttles said...

Definitely going to try that one! I love cottage cheese!

Lisa P. said...

Please tell me that is not what you ate for your birthday dinner last night! I know when Brad is not home for dinner you like to sneak this in, but on your birthday come on!!

gina bina said...

Correction...this post has actually been sitting in my "drafts" for a while now and I just decided to finally publish it. My birthday dinner was legit, promise.

Rachel said...

That does look REALLY yummy! Greg isn't a fan of cottage cheese, but I sneak it into the lasagne I make and he doesn't notice, so I think I might be able to get away with this! Thanks...I'm always looking for EASY recipes!

PS--where did you get your pineapple salsa!?!
PSS--hope you had a GREAT day yesterday!

Kami said...

1. I love those kind of tortillas, they are my fave.
2. You didn't just say dirty diaper in a food post...c'mon!
3. I will have to give it a try, it looks good and cheap just how I like it! :)

sly fox said...

I love all those ingredients, but I am still a bit skeptical. I am sure I would love them. Really, there isn't much I don't like when it comes to food.

Jess said...

Just had it for lunch!
It is for sure will be had many more times... I may just go make another.
The things you have up your sleeve!

Marriott + Ali said...

oh how I remember the days G...
Glad your still rockin' the cottage cheese even though your no longer a starving student with roomates! :)

Jon said...

These are great around mid night. Was afraid to try but they are great, quick, and not heavy.