I was determined to cook a meal without going to the grocery store, mostly because I was feeling too lazy to get in the car, but also because I have a lot of food in my freezer and pantry that needed to be eaten.
I don’t usually buy pre-packaged or pre-seasoned foods–they are usually more expensive and I usually think I can season and/or prepare them better on my own. But these pre-seasoned pork carnitas that I found at HEB called out to me; they were on sale, and in a moment of weakness I bought them and stuck them in the freezer.
They’re all ready to cook–just stick a little oil in a wok or skillet and stir fry them until they lose their pink color. I also added a chopped-up onion. Here’s what they look like after they’re cooked.
Around here, good corn tortillas are as ubiquitous as bread–there’s a Mexican bakery just down the street where I can buy fresh ones, and good packaged ones are available in the grocery store. But I didn’t have any, so I had to make my own. Making corn tortillas is even easier than making flour ones. Just throw some masa, salt, and warm water in a bowl, mix it around with your hand, press them out, and throw them on the griddle.
Garnish them with some chili petins, tomatoes and cilantro and squeeze some lime over, and we’re done. Heaven on a tortilla. Larry liked cheese with his, and no chilies or cilantro. If I had an avocado, we’d have shared that and put it on top. But I didn’t, so we made do.