Phoenix Cooking Adventures-Part I
While in Phoenix, Laura took us to a MASSIVE secondhand bookstore. MASSIVE. It’s called Bookmans, and I was in awe. I honestly wanted to buy out the store (Pat tried, she left with a pretty big bundle of books). I headed straight to the Cooking/Baking section to look for some good cookbooks, and I found a couple that I liked (and refrained from purchasing even more than the 2). One of them was Jamie Oliver’s Happy Days with the Naked Chef. I love the style of his cookbooks: beautiful pictures, simple recipes, and directions that are written like he’s standing there chatting with you. Plus, the British slang makes it more interesting to read.
I also picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is an insanely addictive book. But I digress. Back to cooking…
So I had a weekend left in Phoenix, Pat had left, and I had some new cookbooks. 2 foodies, new cookbook, and several things we wanted to try. So let’s start with the breakfast burritos.
- one onion
- one cactus leaf
- couple sausages of your choice
- tortillas (3-4)
- one red pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- grated cheddar cheese
First, you have to remove the spikes from the cactus. Take a sponge with one of the tougher scrub sides and just rub the spikes off with it under water. And then trim the edge of the cactus off.
Dice up the cactus, onion, and pepper. Saute the veggies in some oil and set aside. Fry up the sausage (break it up into bits) and bacon. Assemble your burritos with the veggies, sausage, bacon, and cheese. Eat up!