Friday, April 30, 2010

It's all happening folks...

On Sunday, Inspector Climate and I wandered down to the grocery store near his apartment. Sunday was Anzac Day (kind of like veteran's day but a bigger deal) and well, Coles was closed. We had passed an IGA (could this story be any more boring so far? should thank me though because I left out the part about how we waited for a tram for 20 minutes and reorganised Inspector Climate's sock drawer (I kid ye not)), that was opened and decided that we should do Inspector Climate's shopping there. Do you know what we found in there?

BLACK BEANS. I literally danced in the aisles (it helped that they were feeling some Motown...I'm all for dancing in the streets (Dancing in Chicago....) I danced and another costumer sang along - elation!). This is when I got all excited to make this. With a few minor changes of course because AS IF I was going to find poblano chillies easily in Australia? I just used normal capsicum. Not the point, the point was, I was STOKED. My mom sent me that recipe in FEBRUARY. Finally, finalllllly, I was going to get to make it.

But we all know how that ended. Stupid corn tortilla catalyst.

So, on Wednesday, I decided I was going to make it anyway - and I'd go to ONE LAST grocery store and if they didn't have corn tortillas well, hell I'd get gluten free lasagne sheets and we'd all move on our lives. But praise Moses, THEY HAD CORN TORTILLAS. Cue fist pumps and dancing in the aisles.

The lasagne/casserole was made. It was yummy. The people rejoiced. I bought an extra package of corn tortillas and will be making tofu and spinach enchiladas next week. Viva la Mexican cuisine in Australia.

The End.


  1. Looks like the tortilla gods were smiling upon you that day!

  2. MMMMM. Seriously why is mexican food the one thing I really miss away from the States? (Besides my family, of course!) I'm super jealous of your black beans. I can't even buy dried ones here!!!

  3. Twisted Susan - It's yummy. I know.

    Chicken - I KNOW. I was so surprised. Once again going in with low expectations was the best choice!

    Ev Rev - Ugh, I am so sorry - do they pinto beans? or um...Kidney (my mom always suggest I just use kidney beans and I am all "HELL NO WOMAN"

  4. Good things come to those who shop until they find it.

  5. Awesome :) My list of food that I've been missing is CHEESE! Cheerios that taste like cheerios and not gross crunchy things. Bread that is whole grain and does not taste like wet cardboard. Good ethnic food which means food where all the flavor wasn't removed and more salt added instead. *sigh*

    Oh and double fist pump for the beans in a CAN. That is something that Chile doesn't seem to understand yet.

  6. Who knew those ingredients would be so hard to find? I think I take things for granted here in Boston! I am whipping up quesadillas and margaritas for Friday night cocktail hour here myself...yum. Happy eating!

  7. Ole! Good for you. It sounds delish!

    Thanks for stopping by and making my SITS day such a wonderful experience. Your time and your words mean the world to me.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    FYI I had to follow you. Anyone who has a life goal of trying 1000 cheeses is worth watching! I've made it to all but 3 states (NM, ND and AK)

    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss