Sunday, November 7, 2010

E: Chipotle-like Burrito Bowl

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….

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Unfortunately, there are no Chipotles near our house in SC.

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A little birdie recently told me about a Target brand rice product that tastes very similar to Chipotle’s rice.

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I ran out and purchased it up and then made this dish for the chipotle lover in my life:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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While Josh got Tart yogurt topped with fruit and cheesecake bites:

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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!!


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46 comments:

susan said...

Congratulations on getting your own domain you rockstar!

What a great wife you are to make Josh his own burrito bowl : )

vanillasugar said...

target has rice? wow.
i'm getting a domain too. i just can't pick a name because vanilla sugar is so popular. congrats girl! who are you hosting with? i was going to use godaddy. good idea? any tips you can lend is oh so helpful

Corey @ therunner'scookie said...

Yay for the domain name! And self-serve froyo places are amazing - I love being able to put on a little bit of everything.
Throwing parties is so much fun! I think we are doing a thanksgiving themed dinner soon

BroccoliHut said...

Ooh! I would love to visit Menchies just to get one of those cute spoons!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Great job on the Chipotle look-alike! I've had buffalo once and really enjoyed it, not sure why I haven't bought it again? Maybe I need to change that.

This week we are going to a vegetarian/vegan beer tasting dinner for Richmond Beer Week. I'm so excited! Each course paired w/ a different beer, I'm hoping it's good :)

Paige is Running Around Normal said...

What an awesome burrito bowl! I gotta check out that rice:) I love chipotle too. Though I wish they had whole wheat tortillas!
Menchis sounds great!!

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

look at you, getting all official with the domain name!

target has great and unexpected fines-- just gotta know to look

Bridget said...

Awesome about the domain!! I bought mine over a year ago and STILL havent figured out how to move and set up in wordpress but Brian;s friend is helping me so hopefully sometime soon I'll have a new set up :)

I'm totally looking for that rice at Target (funny our Chipotle is right by Target).

SOOO jealous of your self serve fro yo!!! I;d give anything for one of those to open around here! Hope you had a fab weekend lady :)

Britt said...

Some day we will have self serve frozen yogurt here..... till then we at least have a Chipotle!

Congrats on the domain name! Very exciting!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your version of the burrito bowl looks delish. My husband is obsessed with chipotle so I may have to make this for him! Hope you had a fab weekend.

xo

lee said...

I went to Menchie's today. We have a ton of frozen yogurt places popping up around ATL but Menchie's is my favorite.

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

And what you made probably had half the calories! I looooove Chipotle, but when I found out how many calories were in a basic burrito, our love affair ended. Well, we see each other once a year to remind ourselves of what we're missing, but it's just not worth it. I'm going to give yours a shot and see if I can figure out some healthier tweaks. Great post!

lesley lifting life said...

Congrats on your domain! : )

Chipotle and frozen yogurt ... two things I love! Those little froyo spoons are really cute too, ha.

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Pound said...

i love chipotle too but i dont eat it often because my bottom would be the size of montana! glad you found a healthier fix though! target has everything, next thing you know, they're going to be serving burrito bowls.

so this yogurt place here recently opened that sounds similar to menchies - yogiberry - ive only been once but am eager to go back..afterall, they had mini peanut butter chips :) TCBY fell off the face of the earth.

Lauren said...

I love recreating Chipotle bowls!! That rice sounds awesome. There is another rice that I love using for the Chipotle bowls but I can't remember who makes it. It's a cuban black bean rice that goes really well also.

Congrats on the new domain!!! :)

Heather said...

Yay for your own domain!!!
We love Chipotle, too. I'll have to pick up that rice for the boys - they'll love it!
Oh, and those Menchie's spoons are darling. So cute!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

congrats on getting your own domain! I've been wanting to do that for a while... :)
You're such a good wife preparing good food for your good husband! he's a lucky man!

teresa said...

oooh, that rice sounds great. i've never been to chipotle but i hear it's yummy!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I bet Josh was beyond thrilled--plus restaurant meals at home are so much cheaper!! And angel food cake fro yo..I am jealousss!!

glidingcalm said...

Froyo!! Those spoons are too cute!!

I want get my own domain.....gaaaa. Seems like so much work to switch it all over though!!

No chipotle?! how awful!! Cept, if that was an excuse for you to make THAT I wouldn't mind at all! Wish I had been ovah for din-a-din din!


HAVE A GREAT WEEK ERICAAAAAAAAA!

Zesty Cook said...

Yay for the domain!!!

Jo said...

If you are ever in Columbia, SC there a Chipotle here. Maybe it's working its way down there.

Jenna said...

I have a Chipotle opening up on the first floor of my office building, but I'd much rather have a frozen yogurt place opening up ANYWHERE in Minneapolis. :(

We have holiday parties already starting for work this week, so partaking in that fun. I also get Thursday off!

m said...

I just saw someone asking about hosting in these comments and I have to warn against GoDaddy! My site got hacked multiple times on their server and they were NO help. I've switched to media temple, and their customer service is WAY, WAY better. It's worth it!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oops, messed up my name, the above it from me :-)

Stickybuns said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog...nice! let me first off say, as a Northerner...I JUST LOVE Charleston!! I can't believe you have no chipotle's near you! We try to get to Charleston every year and make a special point to eat at 82 Queen....just divine! :)

Katie said...

Congrats on buying your domain! So exciting, Miss Dot-Com!

I love burrito bowls. I've only been to Chipotle once, but I love all of the vegetarian ingredients together!

Angharad said...

Congrats on the new domain name!! Homemade burrito bowl = genius!

Shannon said...

ah, i've been meaning to get my own domain too... but the whole hosting thing seems a bit too much for me to wrap my head around! did you find anywhere particularly helpful or did you already know all about this stuff going in?

The Blonde Duck said...

We just got a self serve fro-yo place with peanut butter. It's so good!

Love the burrito bowl!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love froyo! Sooooo good. When I go into NYC I always hit up Pinkberry.

Maria said...

YAY for your own domain name! I love fro yo too! My favorite treat.

(mt) matt said...

Chipotle burrito bowl is possibly the best thing since slice bread. Rice, Fajitas, Carnitas and Chicken, Medium and corn salsa, cheese, and guac on the side. If you have not tried this combo, please enjoy.

We also saw a mention for web hosting, with our name (Media Temple) thrown out there. If you have any questions regarding our hosting please feel free to contact us at anytime.

Good luck and long live Chipotle!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I love fro yo places that allow you to serve yourself! It's getting too cold here for ice cream/fro yo to sound appealing but I'm sure it's lovely and warm down in Charleston! :)

Sarah said...

Yay for the new fro yo spot!! That's so exciting when a new delicious one opens up.

Congratulations on the new domain, that's so exciting! And I love that we both posted about Chipotle on the same day.

Julie said...

we have TONS of chipotles around here! (can i tell you i've never been...) so i think you and joshers should come to ny and we'll go to chipotle for my first time! haha i do know a good many people who are obssessed with it though so i'm gonna pass that target special hint on to them!

hahahaha can i tell you how much i love that you and sarah are on a first name basis now ;) she better know how lucky she is to have you guys as perm customers!

Stickybuns said...

I put your blog on my blogroll...and your are so sweet for the invite next time we are in Charleston...I will have to give you a heads up! :)

Esi said...

Love Chipotle. It's really easy to make cilantro-lime rice and fun to change the flavors a bit.

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, I want that frozen yogurt!!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Congrats on getting your own domain- that's so exciting! Good to know about those Archer Products :) Something fun to keep around the kitchen for when you don't want to go out or cook a big meal!

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MizFit said...

my husband LOVES the chip-ah-top-ah-lee as I like to call it :)
not me
Im SO NOT A MEXICAN FOOD FAN (she shouts).
and your burrito bowl? I think my husband mightcould see that and wanna leave me for....the burrito bowl :)

fittingbackin said...

love it! (the domain name, the new fro yo store, and your choptle creation) - fabulous!

Krista said...

Menchie's sounds like a great place! And I'll have to keep an eye out for that rice when I go to Target next time!

Diana said...

I love chipotle rice too! It's scary good.

Here in NYC we have 16 Handles for self-serve fro-yo. It's insane. I'm not allowed there. ;)

Tina Marie Frawley said...

Thanks for posting this! We had a yogurt place just like this open up in Charlotte before we left.....I'm going to have to try this one!