I’m in a total Chipotle rut. I’ve eaten it something like once every three days in the past month. I do change it up — I alternate meats (carnitas, chicken, and the occasional steak or veggie), and I alternate tacos, salads, and bols. And my neighborhood Chipotle is using brown rice now, which rocks my world. But still… Ten times in a month? $65 on fast-ish Mexican food? It’s the best, easiest thing I can think of to eat 33% of the time. And that’s sort of sad.
I have a most inspiring friend, though… Jenny introduced me to bread pudding and Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine (which I peruse, but rarely actually use). Her wedding registry involved a lot of things I never knew existed — things she actually utilizes in her own kitchen. She is a dream wife, I’m sure. Sometimes I want to be her, but I know I could never pull it off. But now I can live vicariously through her blog! I can almost taste the bread pudding and I think if I put my mind to it, I could even make the oatmeal. She has incorporated her Nebraska upbringing (she specializes in cozy food that the Cornhusker set would love), but shakes things up with things like cornmeal-encrusted tilapia and chickpea burgers. Also: she troubleshoots her recipes, which I absolutely love — I screw up with my own cooking and write it off as a failure, but Jenny figures out what went wrong and tries it again. If enough of us beg her, she will simply have to move to Denver and help us all troubleshoot our recipes… If you like food, check out Jenny’s blog. And if you don’t like food, you’re weird.