Also didn't mention that Mandarin (I'm sure you've heard me mention them before) were doling out little gifts to customers during the Moon Festival - which is not yet over by the way - and I have collected one or two. I think they are rather pretty. Matt thinks they are junk, he is probably right but I still like them.
I tried to play two DVD's tonight, neither of which would work although they did the other day. Ended up watching The King's Speech as that would play. I really am not quite sure why the others didn't work. I tried cleaning them, maybe not very successfully.
I thought this looked pretty good especially with the whole wheat wraps.
Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap
White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch. A pinch (or more) of ground chipotle pepper and an extra dash of cider vinegar can be used in place of the canned
2 Tbs cider vinegar
1 Tbs canola oil
2 tsp finely chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, (see Note)
¼ tsp salt
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 medium carrot, shredded
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 15 oz cans white beans, rinsed
1 ripe avocado
½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 Tbs minced red onion
4 8- to 10-inch whole-wheat wraps, or tortillas
1. Whisk vinegar, oil, chipotle chile and salt in a medium bowl. Add cabbage, carrot and cilantro; toss to combine. Mash beans and avocado in another medium bowl with a potato masher or fork. Stir in cheese and onion. To assemble the wraps, spread about ½ cup of the bean-avocado mixture onto a wrap (or tortilla) and top with about 2/3 cup of the cabbage-carrot slaw. Roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut the wraps in half to serve, if desired.
Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
Eat neat: Keeping the filling inside a wrap or burrito can be a challenge, especially if you're on the go. That's why we recommend wrapping your burrito in foil so you can pick it up and eat it without losing the filling, peeling back the foil as you go
Source: EatingWell Magazine
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