Wednesday, March 16, 2011

whimsical wednesday

I have always loved this quote …
There arrives a moment in our lives when we need to grow... It happens the day we realize that the safety we sought to remain as a bud is more agonizing than the gamble it takes to become the flower. – unknown
It seems mother nature is giving us Spring today … yeah … the sun is shining, blue skies, and temperature close to 60 degrees. I love it.
Last night was much fun. The girls [they are all beautiful young women] look absolutely amazing in their bridesmaid dresses. The dreamy wedding is coming together so perfectly. Everyone working together on the plans has [and will continue to be] a wonderful experience … building memories for all. I so love that.
I did it again. Taylor keeps reminding me [insisting really] that if I am going to share recipes, I take photos when I cook. I think the problem, for me, is that I kinda make things up as I go along. I’ve hardly ever followed a recipe [which is precisely why I’ll never be a baker]. So, much of the time, my initial idea for a meal is changed by the final steps. This was so good, I must share. It was time to clean out the fridg again.
I started with 4 veggie burgers – browned them [in a large pot] in olive oil and garlic – then cut them into little pieces and continued sautéing, while adding 2 tomatoes [diced]. Sautéed for a bit and then added 2 cups of water, 2 cups of French cut green beans [I used frozen], 2 cups of broccoli slaw [those pre-chopped bags – this one had broccoli, red cabbage and carrots], 2 cups of pre-cooked chick peas, and one package of my fav – Knorrs rice – I did remember to photograph that package … with the spices in the Mexican rice, I didn’t need much more than a pinch of salt and pepper.

Stir while bringing to a boil … low boil for about 10 minutes – then simmer for 30 more … its like a stew kind of thing – I served it hot on a bed of mixed greens. Yummy yummy
We watched a netflix documentary today about wolverines. They are so adorable, interesting, the landscape of Alaska - beautiful … the documentary is worth the watch.
I hope everyone is having a great week … I surely am … I think I may take tonight off to relax and read …
True success is not necessarily about being the best at all cost. It's about DOING your best at all times. If you do that long enough, who knows, you might just end up being the best. ~ 'Tope Popoola
Until tomorrow xo♥     

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