Friday, May 11, 2012

New Series -- The 7-11 Gourmet Part 1

Screen shot of 7-11 from GoogleMaps

So years ago I lost my drivers license and couldnt go anywhere. Ill cop to driving my Jeep to the smACME Market at night but once the snows and ice came I could only walk up to the 7-11 to get food, so this is how this series came about...

You too can create a nutritious "Gourmet" meal from things commonly sold at 7-11, in a pinch, if 7-11 is the only place around...

Meal #1

Whole Wheat Low Fat Chicken Tacos


Screw those white flour tortillas most 7-11s sell!

FIRST!

Make some healthy Mock Guac -- 7-11 Style


Mock Guac -- 7-11 Version

This is a low fat version of Guacamole, Jarred Guac at 7-11 is full of hydrogenated oil, yuk. Make this instead, it counts as 2-3 servings of veggies.

1 can of Blue Lake Green Beans, drained thoroughly
Garlic Salt
Onion Salt
2 T canned chopped tomatoes
1/2 t ground cumin
1 heaping T sour cream
2 packets Lemon Juice from the 7-11 hot Coffee & Tea area.
Salt and Pepper
Splash white vinegar
Chopped pickled jalapeno
Tabasco

Mash the green beans in a bowl with a potato masher (never a blender) If not eating right away place this mash back into a strainer for an hour to let more moisture drain away.
Add the next 9 ingredients, taste
Then add the Jalapenos and Tabasco to taste.
Serve with baked tortilla chips or over the 7-11 Gourmet Chicken Tacos (recipe follows)


SECOND!

Buy a loaf of whole wheat bread and cut rounds out of slices and roll out with a rolling pin or a large wine bottle. Spray a pan with Pam and brown your stack of "Tortillas" on both sides till toasty. stack on a plate and keep warm.

Most 7-11s sell big boxes of frozen Banquet Fried Chicken, buy one, thaw or bake until you can remove and discard the breading and then shred the meat, 


Fry in a pan and add some taco seasoning

THIRD!

Serve inside the warm "Tortillas" with the Mock Guac, Salsa, Sour Cream, (as shown above) and some cheese (optional)


Look out for next installments

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