Finally caught up with everything for now, thought I’d share a lunch with y’all.
First of all, here is a simple bento made with leftovers from Taco Night. The three sections are: A mix of black and pinto beans, seasoned beef & Spanish rice.
The rice was made using a cheater method similar to the Guacamole recipe below.
Sections were separated with torn flour tortillas and everything was covered in shredded cheese. Yes, I know, my lunch looks rather brown. Not pictured are the salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips in another container. Red and Green!
My box was just a simple plastic container with a relatively tight lid.
So, how to make lazy Guacamole:
First, get a good, ripe avocado (or get one that’s still a bit firm and wait a couple of days).
Then, cut it open and remove the pit. Mine was VERY ripe and the pit flew out onto the floor…
Next, scoop out the avocado insides into a bowl.
The next few steps can happen in any order:
Add a couple spoonfuls of salsa, lemon juice, pepper, whatever you like to season it. I also use some premade lemon salt/pepper.
Mash with a fork until it reaches a consistency you like.
Taste it. Does it need more seasoning?
Want to make one avocado spread farther? Turn it into a dip? Add some sour cream or mayo as filler.
Now it’s ready for eating!
*Note: too much red salsa can make your guacamole a bit unappetizing as it changes the color. You can use salsa verde if you like lots of salsa in your guac.
Want to make lazy Spanish rice?
Start with some cooked rice, leftovers work great because the grains can absorb more juice.
Place however much you want into a pot or microwavable bowl, we’ll just be heating it up, not cooking it.
Stir in enough salsa to make it an orange color (feel free to add more salsa if you like after warming, just don’t let it get runny). Warm it up and you’re done! You can add some fresh cilantro or throw in vegetables such as peas, corn, etc. but technically it won’t be Spanish rice anymore, more like succotash.
There you go, two of my lazy fixes that help me avoid actual cooking. I’ve found that salsa’s premade combo of tomato, onion, garlic and other spices make it a great way to diversify my pantry without having to keep tons of extra foods on hand that I rarely use.
Hope you enjoy!