It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
What could be better than a dual “cultural appropriation” dinner? Eh? Lamb Burritos it was! As I’ve been running down inventory on things, preparatory to moving to the other coast, I discovered I was out of canned olives and fresh onions. OK, a bit of accommodation.
Onion chips from my dehydrated onion bottle were rehydrated in warm water, then about 1/2 an onion worth put in the frying pan in 1/2 butter 1/2 olive oil. I also added about a cup of diced brown mushrooms. This was started at a simmer to shrink the mushrooms (as they do…) and glaze the onion bits.
A pound of Australian Lamburger was added about a tsp at a time. This was all cooked until browned off.
Along the way (as some moisture built up) I did the usual “salt & pepper over” to taste and a good sprinkle of dried Garlic granules. A bit of “Italian Seasoning” (normally folks use Oregano or related, but a bit of the Italian mix does just fine) then toward the end, what seems like Too Much Comino (Cumin)… And hot pepper to taste.
A Tortilla is warmed in the large cast iron skillet on medium-low, and canned La Victoria refritos are refried in the smaller skillet. Then comes the assembly:
Hot Tortilla onto large plate, spatula of refritos to the middle in a line, Lamburger Mushroom Mix to excess, a good sprinkle of Mexican Cheese Shreds, then a modest amount of Butter Lettuce bits, Exotica Of Your Choice (everything from guacamole to olives to Habanero Peppers as you like it ;-) and ROLL!
We had a Green Side Salad with this, and frankly, 2 of these and I was stuffed to the limit!
I stopped at Total Wine and picked up a 1.5 liter of Original Martin’s Pickup Cabernet Sauvignon 2020. Surprisingly mellow for such a young wine.
Martin’s Pickup is one of my favorite Australian Bulk Wines. Drinkable young, it is not pretentious about wine. Just a rich and smooth drink that says “More Please!”.
So of course, by this time, I’m just a little fuzzy about the edges ;-)
Not a lot of news out of Australia reaching the public in the USA. I take that to mean that the Australians and resisting the Globalist Tyranny…
Both the BBC and ABC pages are serving up “Emotive Pablum” with No Bad Thing in sight. Somehow I doubt that…
Unfortunately, being up to my eyeballs in getting a new roof on, clearing the junk out, looking to buy a tow vehicle & trailer and sundry other odd bits, I’ve not been able to keep and eye on down under, so folks will need to fill this section in themselves.
Is Melbourne really reopening?
Are happy people really cavorting in the streets?
Is tourism really set to re-open imminently?
Somehow I get the feeling spin is happening…
So, to lighten the mood a little (as I find out how much of my 1.5 L is left…) here’s a little something to get y’all moving: