Thursday, March 12, 2009

What's for Lunch?

Well, it's getting on in the week, and I haven't blogged for a couple of days. We're pretty relaxed down here, and there's not a lot to blog about. I've already blogged about the weather. And I've already blogged about our condo, the quilt show and the dolphins. I only blog about my crazy quilting on Mondays, so now what. How about Food?

Here is my absolute favorite lunch while in Myrtle Beach. We've been out to a few fast food places that we don't have at home, and even with that, this is still my favorite lunch and we make it at the condo.

We get these Azteca salad shells at the local IGA store that is about a 5 minute walk from our condo. I've never seen them before except for here. These shells are quite like the deep fried ones, that I used to get when my friend Julie and I would go for lunch at Mexicala Rose's. These these are more pastry like and since they are baked, they are less greasy. The best thing about these, is that they are not quite as big. Just perfect for a lunch.

Here's how it works. The box contains enough stuff for 4 shells. Take the little cardboard forms out of the box and fold them to make an upside down bowls. I'm good at origami, so these are a snap to do.

Next, drape the prepared pastry shell over the form and bake for 6 minutes in a 350 F oven. Take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Then Invert onto a dish, and fill with your favorite salad.

For us, it's a tossed salad with a scoop of chili on top. Much like a Wendy's salad, except half the size. Here is our finished salad with shredded cheese on top. It was yummy.

I wonder if any such thing exists in our Sobeys or superstore? If you see some, let me know.


Anonymous said...

I make those bowls all the time. I just put the flat bread in a small mixing bowl and bake it. It is also really good to spread a bit of garlic butter on them before you bake it...yummy!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi Gail, glad I could help with the curling! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Enjoy the rest of your time in MB, FL. I'll be back for another visit.

Linda G said...

Will have to keep an eye out for them. It looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Those are great! Keep the forms and use regular wraps. I've tried a few things to make them at home, but I haven't quite gotten the shape right. I'm making a shopping list for Mom for American grocery items. :-) Rachael Ray always talks about new products so I'll get mom to go hunting for me (she loves to go on seek and purchase missions for me!)