Tasty and Quick Eats

Originally published at The Glenn Fitzpatrick Times. You can comment here or there.

Today I went to the grocery store after roaming about in D.C. with some other photographers as part of the DCist Flickr Photographer meetup. It was just going to be a quick trip, just to pick up some things that I knew I was out of or that I knew that I needed, like fabric softener sheets (I had to do laundry and I was out). I happened to also pick up two cans of Dinty Moore beef stew, three cans of Chef Boyardee mini-ravioli, milk and two each of these:

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Yes, frozen burritos. These things are fantastic! They’re cheap, and they taste pretty good too!

Now normally I just go to the self-checkout lanes at the grocery store, but this particular one didn’t have those, so I had to go to a usual checkout lane. The lady working as cashier saw my items and said, “Now this is bachelor living, am I right?” and I had to admit that she was right. The best part was when she started to ring up the burritos and I acted totally serious and remarked:

These things are the best ever. They’re only 2 for $1 — I can take care of my meals for a WHOLE WEEK for just $14!!

I think the look on her face was actual shock and horror. Don’t worry, I still get my veggies and the rest of my balanced diet. But you don’t have to take my word for how good these things are — peep these entries for February 11 and 12, 2002! See? Tasty!

Although, I have to admit that even though these are supposedly microwaveable, once you heat them up in the oven it’s such a tremendous difference that you can’t go back to heating them up in the microwave anymore. The problem with oven-cooking for these is it takes a whole hour to cook! But that makes it the easiest meal preparation ever:

1. Take burrito out of packaging and wrap burrito up in tin foil.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and then put burrito in oven.

5. Take the timer and turn until it stops (that’s 60 minutes, you don’t even have to look at the timer for this part!)

6. Wait for the timer to ding.

See? Easy!

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