Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Accessories: Chorizo, Egg, Potato Burrito

How do you like my new look?

I felt the need to accessorise my blog to fit the mood (to be noticed). It is winter, you know.

What is the purpose of accessories anyway? Are they just something to make us feel better, look better, taste better?

My chorizo, egg, potato burrito has no accessories. Yup, I could have made a rice dish to add accessories, but why? There is egg, meat, and potato all wrapped in one. Sometimes a person (food) doesn't need accessories. Sometimes it is best to stand alone without the sparkles.

Sometimes something plain without the fancy-smancy gets all the attention it needs.

I diced my potatoes and parboiled them until tender solid. Maybe about 10 minutes.

I have never cooked with chorizo before. I have ate plenty, and love it, but have never had the opportunity to create my own chorizo dish.

I cracked 8 eggs, added a little milk (maybe 1/2 cup), about a half teaspoon of smoked paprika, salt and pepper and whisked them together .

I found out that the smoked paprika didn't really have to be in there (an accessory).

Can spices be considered an accessory? Something that is added just to say it is there?

My burrito gets to brag, "Look at me, look at me, I have smoked paprika that I can show off, but I don't really need it."

Now talk about accessorising....

I am not a big Christmas fan.

Don't get me wrong; I love the meaning of Christmas and everything it stands for, but my Christmas views have been killed with the materialistic, selfishness, an advantage for businesses to make money (black Friday and cyber Monday), and the meaning being crushed. The real reason for Christmas is to celebrate our Creator and everything His Son stands for.

Since the meaning of Christmas is being diminished slowly, I decided to accessorise my favorite snowman.

My snowman represents the triangular form to symbolize religious meaning (the pine tree), the lights represent the stars in the sky, and the stockings represent gifts. I have all of my meanings covered.

My meaning of Christmas!

So, sometimes accessories do have meaning and are a necessity.

But my burrito will remain alone.

I browned my chorizo in a little olive oil, and had no idea that chorizo turns crumbly.

I would also suggest not preparing this meal in your Sunday best.

Yes, it splatters orange.

You will end up with permanent accessories on your clothing, unwanted accessories, no meaning (other than you cooked chorizo and was successful)....

I added my parboiled potatoes with the cooked chorizo and cooked them together for about 5 minutes.

I added the egg mixture with the unneeded smoked paprika accessory, and cooked until the egg was done, stirring often.

I placed the cooked chorizo, egg, and potato on a soft flour tortilla, topped it with Romano cheese and salsa, rolled it up, and enjoyed every last bite.

See, things (people, food, and products) can be enjoyable, loved, and be noticed without accessories.

My stand alone burrito....

And I will have you know, I enjoyed three of those un-accessorised burritos (except for the unneeded smoked paprika).

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

"Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be there with content." 1 Tim. 6:6, 7, 8

4 comments:

  1. well done girl. looks yummi, nice update, yes I saw the winter background lol.... dew

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  2. Thanks Dewey, you are my best viewer....

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  3. Great post! Love the 'cool' background - I've never even eaten chorizo before...you make it all very interesting. I just adore your snowman too! And all the meanings that are most important. Great going!!

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  4. Marsha, if you want to experiment with chorizo, just keep in mind that it is spicy. Not a hot spicy but a good spicy (an enjoyable one). Makes for a great breakfast...

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