My coworkers, friends, and a lot of my family all refer to me as a crazy cat lady. To which I don’t take offense, but I do have a strong problem with the fact that loving your cats and talking to them in your own home makes you crazy while carting your dog everywhere with you makes you a good dog mom. Major props to the dog lovers for somehow making it socially acceptable, but can we talk about the cat shaming? Not okay! There’s also a general acceptance when people say they hate cats but if someone says they hate dogs, you chase them out of your home, fire them at the office, or generally hide children behind you so they don’t have to be exposed to such a monster. Cats are
people pets, too, and I only demand that everyone love them equally.
Why the rant? I have weird word associations and chimichangas happens to remind me cats and dogs. Not crazy, probably. I just always think of the episode of Catdog where they’re fighting some injustice at a Mexican restaurant and every time someone says chimichanga they follow it with “which is a beautiful word”. And that’s true, chimichanga is a beautiful word. Rolls right off the tongue and into my belly.
The problems with most chimichangas are A. they’re loaded up with meat and my local restaurant is a little snippy about subbing in veggies B. they’re typically deep fried. Now, I love me some deep fry on occasion but it really doesn’t love me back. Baking makes it almost just as crispy and preparing it at home means I can stuff it full of whatever I want. The cream cheese combines with the seasonings to make a killer extra cheesy sauce. Please excuse the fact that I’m seemingly unable to photograph the filling prior to going into the chimmy. Oopsies!
Now go snuggle up with your fur/feather/scale baby while you dream about chimichangas (which is a beautiful word). And tell me all about your precious pets in the comments, you know I’m dying to know about them! I’ve yet to meet a pet I don’t think is adorable (yes, I even thing spiders are cute. Let’s not talk about that).
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