It’s going to be a great week. I have a lot of fun events coming up as well as a few interesting meetings, so I am looking forward to the week ahead. Still, I am tired. This weekend we went to visit my family in NJ, and due to my husband’s crazy work schedule, were only able to go for one day. We left before 8 am on Saturday and left my mom’s at 11 on Sunday with five hour car rides on both sides.
As a result, I am pretty tired, but it was so worth it!
I was treated to some great birthday gifts including an Anthropologie gift card to get this dress and some great new cooking and baking stuff which was wrapped in wrapping paper decorated by Isabella.
The photo on the right is of Isabella and me.
The weekend also brought cupcakes from a local bakery.
And my mom’s deliciously buttery apricot thumbprint cookies.
We had dinner out and spent the weekend just hanging out. It was perfect.
But when we got home, both tired from the long journey, we did not feel like grocery shopping. I had to get creative to get something together for lunch for the next few days.
Enter, three cups of black beans we had soaking over the weekend.
And a little gift from my friend Megan, charcoal wheat which had also been soaking over the weekend.
I grabbed a few green bell peppers that were on their way out and chopped them up, along with a habanero and half of a red onion.
Sautéed the vegetables in a little bit of oil
Then I added in the beans and charcoal wheat, a few sprinkles of cumin and garlic powder, and stirred.
We’ll both be eating this for our next few lunches, most likely cold, as a salad, so I am glad that it tastes good and is healthy!
What are you having for lunch today?