Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's a girl to do? What's for dinner? Mexican Egg Rolls!

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me

That pretty much sums up things around here! These are a couple of shots I took with my phone yesterday at work. As you can see we have a small drainage problem. The rain was coming down in buckets and I contemplated getting out there and doing some open water swimming.

Hard to tell in this picture but the water and hail was flowing through our parking lot harder then I've ever seen it. And as I'm looking at this picture I'm wondering if that was the funnel cloud that was spotted in the area? Yikes!

So as I said what's a girl to do? The rain continued on today and since I just couldn't make myself go run (but I did swim this morning!) I decided to cook! I started a big pot of chili to restock the freezer and with some of the hamburger I decided to throw together some egg rolls. Mexican egg rolls. I looked at a couple of recipes and then just went for it. And can I just say OMG! These were fantastic and I will be making them again!

In a pan I added about (I didn't measure any of this)
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 cup mushrooms
1/4 cup onion
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
tiny bit of olive oil
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. oregano
garlic salt to taste

Cook until softened about 7 minutes add about 1/2 cup of cooked hamburger and 1/4 cup low fat cheddar cheese and wrap in egg roll wrapper. This made 4 egg rolls

Spray lightly with olive oil and bake at 450 degrees until brown. Around 10-15 minutes.

Seriously this is the best thing I've made in awhile. I dipped it in a little guacamole, light sour cream and hot sauce, as you can tell from this pic I like hot sauce and had three on the table as I couldn't decide just which one I wanted to use. Don't wait....make these! Use whatever you have, would be great with chicken or no meat and more veggies.


Michael said...

Yum...I've made something simliar but this looks great!!

Um....and YES, that is a funnel Cloud. HOLY CRAP!!

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Matthew Smith said...

That looks yummy! Box me up a couple and send 'em my way! Good luck staying dry.

Matthew Smith said...

That looks yummy! Box me up a couple and send 'em my way! Good luck staying dry.

Jill said...

Um...that looks better than the pint of ice cream I had for dinner...hard to believe I said that.

I'm not sure how those in the pacific northwest do it - we've had 4 days of gloom and my disposition is starting to match the weather.

The first thing I thought of when I saw that picture was "funnel cloud??" Kathy Sabine didn't say anything about a funnel....or did I miss it?

Sent you an email about cycling Saturday...

Anonymous said...

LOL about the "open water swim." I passed two ducks swimming and apparently fishing in a puddle near my house today.

When the hail started yesterday, my first thought was "probably time to go downstairs." I wasn't surprised when my sister called to let me know there was a tornado warning. Nice pic!

Diana said...

Funnel cloud for sure!!! Holy crap!

The mexican egg rolls look awesome-I'll be giving these a try for sure!

Julie said...

oh wow! Those looked so yummy!!

I can't believe that rain!

Junk Food Runner said...

Those look so good! I love Mexican food.

Stay safe! That weather (and funnel cloud!) looks bad.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That looks soooooooo good, I have to try it out

Jason said... is 3:57am and I am now officially starving for Mexican Egg Rolls and will certainly be making them VERY SOON.

Thanks for the inspiration and make sure you have your wetsuit ready for your next trip to work as that rain looks horrendous.

Julie said...

I just saw your distance yesterday in the comments on Beth's blog. GIRL>>> Let's get a post up so we can hear the story!! We were right up there with each other in distance yesterday!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I saw these on my phone (on the Google Reader). I wanted them!