Beside them were these awesome wind chimes made from old kitchen stuff. I could definitely see one of these hanging in my Dad's yard!!!
Got internet inspiration at work when I found this blog. I want to find a desk like this:
When I got home I decided to go ahead and make Cuban Rice and Beans even though I still had left over Quinoa with Chicken and Veggies (which is even better with some Cajun seasoning and good shake of Parmesan cheese.) So now I have rice and beans for 5 future meals :) I don't remember where I found the recipe so I'll have to write this one out for you.
Arroz Congri (Cuban Rice and Black Beans)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 c. chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 c. chopped red bell pepper
- small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice (I used brown rice)
- 15 oz. can black beans, undrained
- 1 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 bay leaf
- pinch oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
In a heavy medium sized pot, heat oil on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic and saute until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
Add rice, beans, water, cumin, bay leaf, oregano, salt and pepper.
Hahaha!! I didn't finish reading the recipe. I got to the part about simmering and just let it simmer until the rice was done. Overall I probably did something similar to the rest of the instructions because I did forget about it for a while but then brown rice usually has to cook twice as long as white rice. And I did let it sit plenty the lid on. It tastes fine, not 100% sure since I've never had it before.
Then a couple hours later I was having a major sweet tooth attack (and I hadn't eaten a whole lot today). I had some left over canned pumpkin in the fridge from the not-so-wonderful Pumpkin Protein Oats from yesterday, so I looked up a recipe for a pumpkin shake. I made a couple of changes and came up with something quite tasty.
Dixie's Pumpkin Shake
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1/4c low fat vanilla yogurt
1/2c lite vanilla soy milk
1 Tbsp of pumpkin pie seasoning
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 ice cubes
Blend all but the ice cubes together, then add ice and blend until smooth. Pour in a cup and enjoy! (I don't have actual pumpkin pie seasoning so I used a 1/4 tsp cinnamon, some ground clove, some ground nutmeg and some ground ginger. I used the brown sugar instead of equal or splenda because I had the extra calories to spare today).
Almost forgot to take a picture of it :)