I hate wasting food. So I don’t. The meal had to have been really bad for it to go into the trash, like those flax crackers I tried to make. I try to make my meals go as far as they can. Sometimes that means another full dinner. Sometimes they disapear into the bottomless pit I married before I get home from work the next day. Other times I make new meals.
So take the roja vieja I made the other night. I decided it would make a fantastic lunch for my husband to take to work. The challenge: he needs lunch he can eat with his hands and that don’t need to be reheated. The answer: I made him some wraps.
First I got my assembly line ready with whole grain wraps, the leftover vieja ropa and rice, and lettuce.
With the wraps laid out, I put a piece of lettuce on each one. Then some rice on top of that. Top it off with some of the vieja ropa.
And I rolled them up. I am not so good at that part yet but I am working on it. I wrapped them in foil and sent my husband on his way. Be careful to drain out some of the “juice” so the wrap doesn’t get soggy during the day.