First, I rolled out and cooked this great wheat pizza dough I bought at Trader Joe's.
After I baked it, I cut it up into four rectangle pieces and froze them. This will aid me when I make vegetarian pizza slices for myself over the next week. I made my pizza sauce (tomato sauce, tomato puree, garlic, oregano, and basil) as well.
Next, I took a can of vegetarian refried beans and put it in my small batter bowl (thanks, Pampered Chef!). Then I mixed 2 Tbsp. salsa and a sprinkling of taco seasoning with it and mixed well. Then I made some brown rice. I used TJ's (Trader Joe's) whole wheat tortillas and put about 1/3 c refried bean mixture and 1/4 c brown rice on each one. On three of them, I also added a sprinkling of cheddar cheese. Then I rolled them up and froze them. So, now, I can forget about the Amy's burritos I love so much and thaw my own out when I'm wanting a burrito. I love Mexican food, so they will definitely get eaten. The good thing about taking a little time to make my own is that I have total control and knowledge over what actually made the burrito, and I like that. Once again, it's true: proper planning prevents piss poor performance!
A note on Trader Joe's: I have always liked TJ's, but lately, I am LOVING it! There are very few things I've tried that I haven't liked. The last time DH and I were there together they had a recipe tasting. It was a TJ's mango chicken sausage baked in their wheat pizza crust, then sliced and topped with TJ's ginger mango chutney (delicious on its own!). It was such a good dish...I just can't tell you! I have been thinking about that chicken sausage with ginger mango chutney ever since I tasted it several days ago. I'm thinking I might get a pack to have before my vegetarian summer starts. Our plan (mine and DH's) is to go vegetarian all summer.