We love having nice days out – museum visits, walks in the country or castles and houses to explore. When the weekend is nearing, though, a familiar dilemma often arises: do I make boring old sandwiches like I eat at work, or pay to spend part of my Saturday in an overpriced little cafe?
My usual solution is wraps. They’re inexpensive and interesting. They can also be easy to make, and more convenient to eat. One of our favourites is Mexican bean.
If you can’t cope without meat you can use a little cooked chicken instead of the beans – either leftover, or the sort you can buy in chunks near the ham in supermarkets. Similarly, you could use salad vegetables instead of sweetcorn, if you have them in the fridge.
In May we spent a week in Skye, and took a very good value tour of Harris and Lewis organised by the ferry company. We were able to enjoy the famous Callenish standing stones in a leisurely manner, having a lunch we could eat while wandering round.
My usual solution is wraps. They're inexpensive and interesting. They can also be easy to make, and more convenient to eat. One of our favourites is Mexican bean.
- A jar of hot salsa (only a little was used, the rest will go in sandwiches)
- A small tin of sweetcorn
- Half a large tin of red kidney beans
- A little cheese
- 8 plain tortilla wraps
- Spread the salsa over about 1/6 of the wrap
- Sprinkle sweetcorn and beans onto the salsa
- grate on a little cheese
- Fold up the wrap, and place it in a food bag