What to have…What to have…*that* is the question. One of the hardest things to do is figure out what to cook when I am starving. When I wait this long, even the kitchen sink looks tasty. Fortunately Tom didn’t wait around for me to figure out what I was going to make…commence *Project Fajitas*!
I was sitting in the living room working on the computer, trying to think of something to make when all of a sudden the most wonderful smells began wafting through the air. Sautéed onions have to be one of the best things ever. Ever. The smell was so magical I couldn’t help but go into the kitchen to see what sort of wonderful was going on in there.
Tom had sliced up a couple of onions and thrown them into a large sauté pan. It took several minutes, but they finally began to caramelize beautifully. While they were going he sliced up an orange bell pepper. We were out of green, red, and yellow ones…our preference would have been green but sometimes you gotta go with you have on hand. After the pepper was sliced, he threw it into the pan as well. At this point I was salivating and wanted to do anything I could to help get dinner on the table, so I sliced up a fresh jalapeño and tossed that into the mix as well. Things were really starting to smell heavenly at this pont.
While things were cooking up nicely, we opened up a can of refried beans and put them on to heat. We had some fresh whole wheat tortillas and I started heating those up on the stove top as well. Since things were coming together so quickly, we didn’t take time to make any rice. We were also out of avocados so no guacamole. L Boo on that! Next time I’ll be sure to have the ingredients on hand for the guac as well as some brown rice made up in the fridge.
As the onion, pepper, and jalapeño were nearing the end of their cooking time, Tom threw in some liquid smoke. This was the first time either of us had added it to our sautéed veggies and we were so happy he thought of doing so. Just that small addition was enough to completely turn the fajitas from good to amazing. The taste was quite similar to the veggie fajitas we get at our favorite Mexican restaurant here in town, Enchiladas Y Mas. Next time we won’t be afraid of the liquid smoke and definitely add more!
Once everything was done heating/cooking, we assembled our fajitas and began our feast. Unbelievably tasty! So now that I have made myself completely hungry, I am going to go and dig something out of the fridge to snack on…I’m starving! Too bad we don’t have any fajita fixings left! Next time we’ll have to make more!
Until next time, happy eating…
veggie pic from www.redwhiteandblueberries.com
fajita pic from www.wellsphere.com