I always get a little thrown off after WIAW! I forget where I did what and when! I guess I could look at my Weight Watcher’s journal, but that’s never near me when I’m posting…Anyway!
Since I was able to get to the produce stand earlier in the week, I am back on the all things veggie bandwagon. I feel so much better when I have all my veggies here and ready to be cooked up. I planned on doing some roasting, but I’m cooking them up so fast that I may need to shop before I roast!
The usual characters showed up for this veggie combo. Garlic, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, canned black beans and a new member of the cast, red quinoa which I talked about yesterday.
All cooking up happily together
I was given custody of the leftover succotash from Thanksgiving (ask me if I’m happy?!?) so I added about three-quarters of a cup. Pardon me while I take a moment to do my happy dance.
Topped off with some mozzarella cheese and sriracha sauce. I keep forgetting that I bought some of the garlic chili sauce from the same company. Need to give it a try.
After opening the can of black beans I used for the last two days, I realized they are not very good compared to my home made beans, so…
Dragged out the old crock pot and a bag o’ beans and got to work. Made a save a step realization. If I soak the beans IN the crock pot, I don’t have to wash an extra pot…DUH!! I still have to rinse the beans of the soaking water, but that’s easy enough. The picture above turned into this container of wonderfulness…
It makes me happy!
In other leftover news…my wonderful sister Ele gave me a chubby little container of her home-made cranberry orange relish along with everything else she gave us. I wondered what I could do with it. It was all mine because Ralph only likes the kind in the can.
This was just delicious! Never thought of it before, but believe me, I’ll think of it again!
Now on to NaNoWriMo news! Having completed the challenge, I thought I deserved a treat.
Ordered myself a NaNoWriMo Winner’s tee-shirt! Did I need it, well no…Did I feel I deserved it… Well YES!!! It’s actually a very nice tee-shirt. It’s a dark heathery grey and very soft. And then there was this…
A NaNoWriMo coffee mug. It’s like the Fall one that Ele got me that I like so much, now I’ll have one for year round.
I love what it says on the back…”Write First, Ask Questions Later.” I love it! All I have to do now is print out my Winner’s Certificate and I’m Official. (Gotta get my printer working first 😦 )
It’s a beautiful sunny day out this morning. Chilly but we’ll take it if it sunny and clear. I have a lot of things I want to do today. I’m trying to focus. Always an issue for me. Just do it and ask questions later!!
Happy Thursday!! (This week has Flown! Can’t believe it’s Thursday already!)