How’s the weather? A common question you might ask in a phone conversation or upon meeting a new acquaintance. Weather is an simple conversation starter, plus it usually is safe as opposed to talking politics or sports. Not saying there is anything wrong talking politics or sports, you just probably want to know your audience. The weather; whether it is mild, tepid, blistering, dry, or windy everyone has thoughts about it and they are usually in agreement.
Here in California, when it rains we get giddy because we are in a the midst of a drought. 4 years of drought that has us watering our yards, trees, gardens, etc only twice a week for 10 minutes at a time. A person becomes quite creative to keep everything alive with such restrictions. Mulching helps, we have a lot of mulch that we are still spreading around. Last winter, we had a 50 foot pine tree come down in the midst of a storm (too much rain for the roots). A 50 foot pine tree becomes a lot of mulch. I also catch any rainfall runoff in buckets to use at a later date plus there is a bucket in my shower doing the same. I turn the shower water off to soap up, use less water in the washer, and my dishwasher is as full as possible before running. Creativity helps and prayer but that is another subject that you speak carefully about.
So how is your weather? Is it hot? Dry or muggy? Either way, sometimes the weather makes it miserable to cook. And that’s where hummus sundried tomato rollups come to the rescue. There is no need to cook a single bit, nope, no oven or stovetop at all. So you can keep your kitchen and home cool but still serve a yummy, healthy, and filling meal. Add some fresh fruits and cheese on the side and your meal is complete. Plus you’re happy, everyone is fed, and you can talk all the weather, politics, sports, or religion you want around the dinner table.
- 4 cooked tortillas
- 1 cup hummus
- 36 to 40 spinach leaves (washed)
- ½ to1 cup sundried tomatoes
- 4 to 6 sprigs fresh basil (washed)
- 4 to 6 mini orange peppers (cut into slivers)
- Lay each tortillas flat
- Spread ¼ of the hummus all over the top of a tortilla
- Layer 3 to 10 spinach leaves over the hummus
- Spread ¼ of the sundried tomatoes over the spinach
- Separate the basil leaves from the stem and spread over the tomatoes
- Spread 1 to 1¼ pepper slivers over the basil
- Roll the tortilla up tightly, tucking the food inside
- Cut into 6 1" pieces
What’s your go to recipe when it is hot and you don’t feel like cooking?