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Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« on: July 30, 2014, 06:35:43 AM »
As my 10-hour workday drew to a close yesterday, I had no idea how many 17-year olds were at my house and whether I'd be feeding them.  Such is life when you have trustworthy and mobile older teens.

At 6:49, as I shut down my computer, I seriously contemplated ordering pizza take out when I learned that three of them were hoping for dinner chez moi.   Nope, I did not give in to the temptation of an easy fix.   

Instead, I called and instructed Son to take 10 burritos out of the freezer.  Last month, I'd slow-cooked beans and carnitas and rolled 18 burritos assembly-line style.  I froze them individually and they're a quick grab-and-go for lunches or whatever.  Last night, they rescued me.   Preheat the oven to 400, I told him.  Then cook the burritos, two at a time, in the microwave for two minutes to unfreeze them.  Throw them in a casserole pan, dump enchilada sauce on top, add shredded cheese.  I'll be home in half an hour.

It worked.  Happy teenagers.  Tired, but financially secure, badass mother.

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 06:52:40 AM »
That's awesome :)

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 08:09:05 AM »
Well done!

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 09:04:39 AM »
mama for the win!

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 10:56:05 AM »
Excellent work! I just wish I could train my cats to do that :)

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 11:16:51 AM »
Well done Mom!

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 11:41:27 AM »
As my 10-hour workday drew to a close yesterday, I had no idea how many 17-year olds were at my house and whether I'd be feeding them.  Such is life when you have trustworthy and mobile older teens.

At 6:49, as I shut down my computer, I seriously contemplated ordering pizza take out when I learned that three of them were hoping for dinner chez moi.   Nope, I did not give in to the temptation of an easy fix.   

Instead, I called and instructed Son to take 10 burritos out of the freezer. Last month, I'd slow-cooked beans and carnitas and rolled 18 burritos assembly-line style.  I froze them individually and they're a quick grab-and-go for lunches or whatever.  Last night, they rescued me.   Preheat the oven to 400, I told him.  Then cook the burritos, two at a time, in the microwave for two minutes to unfreeze them.  Throw them in a casserole pan, dump enchilada sauce on top, add shredded cheese.  I'll be home in half an hour.

It worked.  Happy teenagers.  Tired, but financially secure, badass mother.
That sounds yummy, can I have the recipe?

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 12:57:09 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 09:44:17 AM »
As my 10-hour workday drew to a close yesterday, I had no idea how many 17-year olds were at my house and whether I'd be feeding them.  Such is life when you have trustworthy and mobile older teens.

At 6:49, as I shut down my computer, I seriously contemplated ordering pizza take out when I learned that three of them were hoping for dinner chez moi.   Nope, I did not give in to the temptation of an easy fix.   

Instead, I called and instructed Son to take 10 burritos out of the freezer. Last month, I'd slow-cooked beans and carnitas and rolled 18 burritos assembly-line style.  I froze them individually and they're a quick grab-and-go for lunches or whatever.  Last night, they rescued me.   Preheat the oven to 400, I told him.  Then cook the burritos, two at a time, in the microwave for two minutes to unfreeze them.  Throw them in a casserole pan, dump enchilada sauce on top, add shredded cheese.  I'll be home in half an hour.

It worked.  Happy teenagers.  Tired, but financially secure, badass mother.
That sounds yummy, can I have the recipe?

I use black beans instead of pinto.  I also vary the liquid (water or stock) because with more liquid it makes a great soup.  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Refried-Beans-Without-the-Refry/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=refried%20beans%20without%20the%20refry&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i1

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Ridiculously easy and delicious.  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Carnitas/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=carnitas&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe&soid=sr_results_p1i5

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 10:07:04 AM »
you dont soak your beans??  Sounds too easy!  I'll have to try it!

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 10:37:41 AM »
you dont soak your beans??  Sounds too easy!  I'll have to try it!

Nope.  No soaking.  No time for that!  ;)

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 08:24:45 AM »
I totally understand that teen conundrum. That was a badass move for sure!

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 09:05:32 AM »
Excellent! Sounds like my house - never know who is staying for dinner.

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 01:59:56 PM »
Perfect!  And the teen learned a valuable lesson in self reliance.   Next time he might even text you -  "don't worry about dinner mom.  I'll have it ready when you get home. love you"

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Re: Last minute dinner fed three teenagers
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 03:31:48 PM »
Next time he might even text you -  "don't worry about dinner mom.  I'll have it ready when you get home. love you"

Tease.  That's just cruel.....  [grin]