I wrote down the ingredients of the recipe, and I went through the fridge and made a list of all the foods I needed. After a brief moment of bewailing the fact that I have now become my list-obsessed mother, I went to the grocery store. As usual, the grocery store was an adventure. The adventures include:
- Going through the entire store twice, looking for the non-existent pretzels aisle
- Learning that you can buy pre-shredded cheese
- Looking for the right kind of juice (namely, the kind that my roommates won't drink)
- Being confused at the fact that there is more than one type of chicken. I decided to get the boneless, skinless chicken, because it was on sale.
I went back home and started the cooking. Fortunately, I was smart enough to remember that you leave the chicken out for an hour ahead of time, so it can defrost. Unfortunately, nobody told me that when chicken defrosts, it leaks some kind of nasty, watery chicken goo. Ew.
Step One in the recipe says to shred the chicken. I had no idea how to do this. I don't have a shredder in my kitchen. Am I supposed to use the cheese grater or something? I decided to settle for taking one of the four chicken pieces and cutting it into smaller pieces. It was pretty gross, cutting up a slimy chicken thing covered with that chicken goo.
Step Two is to heat the chicken in a skillet, which I believe is a fancy type of frying pan. I used the frying pan, and I made sure to spray it with the fancy spray can first. Then, I put the chicken in the skillet and let it heat. So far, so good.
Step Three is to make chopped avocadoes. I had no idea what to do. I tried cutting it with a knife, but it turns out the insides of avocadoes are gooey. So I ended up having to get my hands covered in green junk, as I peeled the avocado, then cut it into pieces.
I think I was supposed to make guacamole from the avocado, but I didn't know how. I tried mashing the avocado chunks together with a spoon, but that didn't work. It just gave me messy avocado chunks. Where's a mallet when you need one?
Step Four is to call Mom and ask her what to do next.
Step Five was to take a taco shell--I used a tortilla--and put the cooked chicken on it. Sprinkle it with cheese and avocado, then heat it in the microwave to get the cheese to melt. Presto, the burrito is finished!
I had enough chicken for two burritos, and they tasted...not bad! The avocado didn't taste good, but if you pretended it wasn't there, then you had a decent burrito.