Offending All Cultures

It’s another Caren-would-not-approve kind of post. And not just Caren this time. It’s likely a lot of people would not approve.

It all stemmed from the fact that I’ve been running out of conventional sandwich-making materials. No bread, no cold cuts. So it was time to improvise!

I didn’t even have bagels, so the first step was to find some kind of base. I hate washing Tupperware and it’s such a hassle to microwave my lunch (hence why I prefer leftovers inside sandwiches to bringing leftovers with rice). The only carb base we had left was tortillas. So lunch was going to be a wrap!

Next the question was what to put in the wrap? In sandwiches (or wraps, in this case) I like to put some sort of spread (mayo, mustard, etc.) and a filling. I had recently bought hummus (2 for 1 sale, yeah!) so that was pretty easy to decide on. For the filling, we really didn’t have much (we’re kind of running out of food, not having cooked much lately), so pretty much the only comparatively substantial sort of filling we had was pasta.

Pasta hummus wrap!

Carine highly disapproved of this lunch. She also said I probably managed to offend three different cultures with it: Mexicans with the tortilla, Middle Easterns with the hummus, and Italians with the pasta (by mixing them all together).

I swear it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t necessarily the best lunch in the world, but really, it wasn’t bad.

Recipe for Pasta Hummus Wrap:

  • Prep time: 3 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tortilla
  • 2 tbsp Hummus
  • 3 tbsp Pasta

Instructions:

Cook pasta. Basically, accomplish this step by following instructions on the package that your pasta comes in. Will possibly post more specific instructions on how to cook pasta perfectly at a later point. Pick something preferably twisty like rotini. Be unsure as to whether or not the pasta you took is actually rotini but go with it anyway.

Take a tortilla and haphazardly spread hummus very unevenly across it. Proceed to offend the Lebanese people in your workplace and any Mexicans that might be walking by. Scoop pasta into the tortilla in a line across the middle. Attempt to roll the tortilla. Have several rotinis (do you even say that? “Rotinis”? Or is it “pieces of rotini”?) fall out in the process. Offend any nearby Italians.

Panic.

Try to stuff them back inside the wrap but fail.

Be sad.

Put the wrap in a Ziploc bag and eat the remaining pasta pieces that fell out.

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