Brr, I know I probably sound like a broken record – but it is COLD outside! Right now the windchill is -7!! Yikes!
Chris and I are curled up under the covers watching Pawn Stars (guilty pleasure) and I’m finally catching up on pictures of all my cooking this weekend.
Going back to Saturday – I made vegetarian “refried” beans in the crockpot.
This is an onion cut in half, a 14 ounce bag of pinto beans, green chilies, spices and lots of water – here it is pre-cooking:
And, here it is 8 hours later:
These beans turned out really good, and I definitely think they’ll replace canned vegetarian beans in our future. I made enough to make a small tray of bean and cheese enchiladas + froze enough beans to make another batch in a week or so!
To go with the enchiladas, I made a big pot of chicken tortilla soup that cooked all day Sunday. This turned out really good and will feed us 3 dinners from just one pot! I used a ton of ingredients – chicken stock, water, chicken, corn, onion/chilies, spices, and on and on. A super easy recipe though – you just throw it all in the crock pot and wait!
Dinner last night was 2 bean and cheese enchiladas and a cup of chicken tortilla soup. I filled the bottom of my bowl with avocado and tomato and topped the soup with a little shredded cheese.
Over the weekend, my sweet tooth was kicking in so I had to bake a few sweet things.
Saturday night I made pumpkin cream cheese bread from Kraft Food & Family magazine.
Sunday I made a batch of Ghirardelli brownies with dark chocolate Reese’s mixed in. Yum!!
Today breakfast was a honey wheat bagel + strawberry cream cheese and a glass of Naked OJ.
I had an unpictured triple grande non-fat caramel macchiatto when I got to work since I was FROZEN from walking from the train to the building.
Lunch was a leftover bean and cheese enchilada + hot sauce and cherry tomatoes.
I had a slice of pumpkin cream cheese bread for dessert.
My afternoon snack consisted of some unpictured pistachios and a grape fruit leather.
Dinner tonight was a DIY take-out experiment. Sesame chicken! Chris and I have 2 places we LOVE that make amazing sesame chicken and I attempted to make a healthier/cheaper version. This turned out pretty well, but just not eat it again good. I think it’s hard to recreate things that are super ingrained on your taste buds.
Here is the bowl of sauce and chicken:
And the veggie steamed rice:
All together in my bowl:
I had a banana on the side and after dinner had an unpictured brownie.
It’s only 9pm, but I am sleepy! I’m going to head to bed now, so I can get up to run tomorrow am…one day closer to the weekend folks!
Have a great Monday night!