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Sick/Snow Day Lunch

My doctor recently told me to cut down on carbs and eat healthier meats.  In response to that, I pigged out on carbs and unheathly meats at a Super Bowl party.  To follow up, I had hot Italian sausage baked in a tortilla for lunch today.

I prefer corn over flour tortillas, but have come to appreciate flour tortillas when they aren’t soft.  I like them with a little crunch and a little chewiness.  I spiral cut some sausages last week and had two leftover. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQAfzdqANK8  In my fridge were a bag of flour tortillas (purchased prior to my doctor’s orders) that need to be used.  Pork and tortillas?  Sounds good to me!  I heated the sausages in the toaster oven until hot, wrapped them in a tortilla and baked it until the a little crunchy on the outside.  I figured it was a little plain and dressed it up with some chimichurri I had in the fridge.  It was fantastic.  The acidity of the chimichurri cut through the savory sausages to make a perfect sandwich.  Parts of the tortilla were shatteringly crisp while others still chewy.  I am going to miss eating like a fat kid.

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Pomelo

What’s a pomelo?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomelo

I saw these at the Newark Farmer’s Market and tossed one in my cart.  $1.29 for a giant grapefruit seemed like a non-gamble.  I’m glad I did.

When I got home, I had to Google it.  I also watched a YouTube video on how to peel it.  Thanks to the video I didn’t try to eat the inner membranes.

I’ve had an annoying cough for over a week and thought it had run it’s course.  I had been taking promethazine with codeine at night to get uninterrupted sleep.  Last night I decided to go with just Nyquil.  As it turns out, that was a poor decision.  I didn’t sleep well and woke up not feeling great on a post Stupor Bowl Monday morning.  I went back to sleep and woke up for lunch.  I also woke up to several inches of snow. Not too happy about that.  Looking through my kitchen I saw the pomelo in the fruit basket.  Perfect!  Fresh citrus has to be good for you, right?

I peeled the pomelo via the instructions from the video.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4K2P-fO2eM  Easy enough and I was soon rewarded with something that tasted very similar to regular grapefruit.  Not as bitter, but similarly sweet.  The first thought that pops in my head is “this would make an awesome cocktail.”  One of my favorite drinks from the Caribbean is Ting with a Sting.  Essentially, Ting soda with rum or vodka. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ting_(soft_drink)  If you haven’t had one, you should try it.

Final words:  I sure can ramble on.  If you read this and wondered, “What does this have to do with pomelo?”, just go try one yourself.  You won’t regret it.