We had big plans for organic Cuban beans and whole wheat shells from Trader Joe’s and Daiya soy cheese . . . but apparently corporate America is not as heartless as one would think and store after store was closed. Tapping into an another aspect of American spirit – we made it through or as our our good friend The Rev would say we “Git ‘er Done”. . . I might be using that term incorrectly. We’re Northerners.
We made more than a few tweaks and substitutions to Betty’s Mexi Shell Recipe. There was a general pleasant blandness to her recipe that I could see being beneficial in a big family setting. Where everyone can add their own salt, pepper and Tabasco to taste. But there are only 2 of us and I can’t really handle bland. I just feel like it is unfinished or lazy or something. Our food has wine, liquid smoke, soy sauce . . . when our food hits the table – it is just right. . . for us. So having said that – you’ll notice a lot of “tweaks” to this recipe and also a glimpse to how we roll over here.