As a kid, my family ate a lot of fajitas. Especially during my teen years, that was a popular go-to meal that everyone enjoyed. We each took a part in preparing the meal, so it was a great way to bond in the evening as well.
I fell off the fajita bandwagon when living alone. Cooking meat for one is no fun, and I couldn't justify paying restaurant prices for fajitas when it was just as easy (and tastier) to make them myself at home.
Since getting together with Matt, we've made fajitas from time to time. My favorite ever was when we had been dating for three months. I sent Matt to the store for beef before a double-date night with friends. He bought a pricy steak. Most delicious fajitas ever.
The title comes in with my recent experiences with Chipotle and at-home cooking adventures. I had never really liked eating at Chipotle; giant burritos stuffed with rice and beans aren't my thing. I'm not a fan of beans, and I also don't like to feel overstuffed after eating. However, this year, I've eaten at Chipotle more than ever before. One of my activities at school was being a volleyball coach. We had a lot of away games, and the girls loved to stop at Chipotle for dinner on the way home. Thankfully, I discovered the soft taco.
The soft taco took some finessing for me. It was still too burrito-like, even when I asked for no beans. I finally had the brain wave to ask for no rice, no beans, and extra veggies, thus making the soft taco into more of a fajita. Delicious!
The volleyball season is done. But we had extra steak the other night, so I ran out for tortillas. And, delightfully, all the veggies I want with no rice or beans to mar the beauty of the fajita. Takes me back to my teen years in Washington state!