First off, I FINALLY purchased my domain name!! You will see my posts popping up at http://www.itzyskitchen.com/ now!! Please feel free to update your Google blog reader :). Onwards….
Someone I know absolutely loves Chipotle….
Unfortunately, there are no Chipotles near our house in SC.
A little birdie recently told me about a Target brand rice product that tastes very similar to Chipotle’s rice.
I ran out and purchased it up and then made this dish for the chipotle lover in my life:
It was a very easy combination of ground buffalo (you could use beef, turkey, chicken) cooked in a little olive oil. Once the meat was completely cooked through (no longer pink), I added beans, corn and salsa. I put the mix on top of the Chipotle-like rice and served it with pineapple & tortilla chips.
I think Josh was in almost Chipotle heaven.
In other news, Menchies finally opened in Mount Pleasant! Mandi & Bryan and Josh & I have all already been there.
It is self serve and totally delicious. According to their website:
“We’ve got a rotating selection of eclectic frozen yogurt flavors and every topping under the sun. From fresh, locally grown fruits to classic rainbow sprinkles and hot fudge, even we can't decide what to mix up first. But that’s the best part. We don’t decide, you do!
Mix up as many flavors and toppings as your little heart desires. At Menchie’s, you pay by weight not by topping so you can have as much or as little of everything you want. It’s simple as can be, just...”
I got a combination of angel food cake & strawberry yogurt topped with mango, kiwi, bananas and cinnamon apples:
While Josh got Tart yogurt topped with fruit and cheesecake bites:
We spoke with one of the owners, Jane, and told her how very excited we were for them to open! We plan to be in there once a week. I am in self serve froyo heaven :)
Anything exciting going on this week? Other than the usual work/gym action, Mandi and I are throwing another party next weekend- I cannot wait!!