Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rice and Beans

Easy one tonight, no pics.

2 cups white rice
4 cups water

Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Set timer for 10 minutes. When the timer goes off, add to the pot:

1 can of black beans
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup salsa of your choice

Stir together, replace the lid and set the timer for another 10 minutes. When the timer goes off, it's time to eat!

We topped ours with sour cream, but you could easily add a whole array of "taco salad" inspired toppings like cheese, lettuce, jalepenos, more salsa, avacado, chips, etc. Whatever floats your boat!

This made a huge pot of rice and beans. Johnny and I ate our hearts out and there's still half a pot left to put away.

I've been in a slum of cooking, which I've noticed seems to come as soon as I run out of staples or am unpleased with the amount of food left in the kitchen.

I need to remember to keep up on grocery lists and everything stocked and prepared. If I let the kitchen get too empty, when I go to the store I tend to just buy everything, hoping some form of a meal will appear as I get home and look throughout the week. This isn't always the case, or I forget to buy something really common and end up with a bunch of ingredients I need to wait to use.

I made an effort today to look around a bunch of recipes and I'm going to make myself a menu plan for this week. I've done this in the past and need to get into the habit of it again. It makes grocery shopping a lot easier. As well as taking the burden of "what's for dinner" off your mind each day.

Oh!! And I won my first ever blogger contest!!! (I was mentioned once for my witty entry into one of MckMama's caption contests, but this is an actual win!)

Biz used a random number generator to select her winner from comments posted. First, it was her! So she did it again and it was yours truly. She let me select 2 salad dressing choices from Annie's Naturals. I chose the Goddess dressing because it's their most popular (so it must be good) and I'm a fan of tahini. I let Johnny pick the second one because I'm nice! ;) Luckily, he coincedentally picked my secret #2 choice, the pomegranite vinaigrette. It sounds delicious and interesting with black tea in the ingredients. Speaking of ingredients, they won my respect by honestly displaying their FULL ingredient lists. We were able to check and verify that they are whey-free and safe for me to use in dishes Johnny will also be eating.

1 comment:

Nowheymama said...

I have a friend who does that bean/corn/salsa combo and serves it as a dip. Mmmm....