Hot Dinner in 10 minutes?

Sound impossible?  Well you can do it with the right ingredients.  actually I think it was about 8 minutes, but I don’t want to brag. 😉

You see we have rules around here.  I have to be eating my dinner while I watch TMZ.   Cheesy, I know, but I love to watch it and I think Harvey Levin is adorable!

This really is a case of knowing what you’re going to do and using ingredients that don’t take very long.

I had cooked up a big batch of navy beans (Navy Beans!?!) in the crock pot the morning.  See, it is a good idea!

I had been thinking about this all day because I realized I wouldn’t be getting home until late.  I had a plan!  Wow, imagine that!

Any speedy cook worth her salt knows that couscous is the best you can get when it comes to quick and easy foods.  I used Near East Whole Wheat couscous.  When Ralph asked me what I was eating and I told him couscous, he asked how I make it…not like him at all, but I explained!  I told him you boil the water, put in the couscous, turn it off, turn around three times and it’s ready.  He looked perplexed and asked how long I cook it.  I repeated the steps (just joking about the turning around three times…anyone who knows me well knows I would be dizzy after that and fall over! 😉  )  He was impressed that it was that easy.

I opened a can of Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Lime and Cilantro and heated it with 1 cup of my pre-cooked navy beans.  Ta Da!!

It was so simple and so good and I was in front of the TV in time to catch Harvey and the gang. Next time, I may try to get it down to 6 minutes!

Saturday showed up rainy, cold and dreary, Again!  I got to Weight Watchers and wasn’t sure how I would do.  I even thought about not weighing in.  I’m glad I did…I lost another half pound!  I’m very excited about it.  I wish I was sure what I was doing that’s making a difference.  Maybe BCDC has something to do with it.  I’m forcing myself to be honest and by doing that, maybe I’m following the program more accurately.

So I’m off to lunch with Ele, Jim (visiting again from D.C.!), Ralph, little Michael and Me.  Later we’re meeting Kristen at Barnes & Noble.  Who cares if it’s raining…we’ll have fun!

Happy Saturday!

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