Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Some Dinners

So yes, I know, Craft Weekend. You want the scoop.
Well, I want to share the scoop.

The only problem is, I'm still too busy equalizing my circadian rhythms and couchin' it with the hot guy in the glasses.

Also, I need Meg to post first, so I can "borrow" a few of her photos since I only took, like, eleven.

Speaking of TV, we finally watched the Golden Globe episode of Downton last night. Who knew Carson had such a big fat problem with "working" women? He and Mrs. Hughes were discussing whether or not Jesus actually ate with Mary Magdalene and I thought, here we are, still doing the same dang thing. We'd all like an out, right? Life would be so much simpler if Jesus had kept to himself and only partied with the guys from the club.

All I know is: taco soup.
That really is all I know some days.

I know I made a giant pot of this on a Saturday and finished it the following Thursday. I know I ate the entire pot. By myself. Because I'm surrounded by weirdos.

I know sour cream and all the white cheeses are impossible to photograph.

Just trust me on the taco soup. Make a pot and try not to fall in love.

Taco Soup
1 can chili beans in sauce
1 can pinto beans (rinsed)
1 lb ground beef cooked with chopped onion and drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (I use mild) (do not drain)
1 can regular diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 can corn (do not drain)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet dry ranch dressing
Bring to a boil, then simmer.
I added some tomato juice and a little water to thin it out a bit.
Top with sour cream and tortilla chips

Then, try this.

It's a bit more of a wild card, yes. But I hoovered this business straight up.

Shannan's Made Up Tuna with Veggies
snap and blanch some green beans
halve some grape tomatoes
finely shave 1 T or so onion
drain and rinse a can of cannellini beans
mix with one can of whole tuna in water (flaked)
for the dressing mix 2 T white wine vinegar, 2 T olive oil, salt and pepper
pour over salad
top with kalamatas, capers, banana peppers, and feta

I also made this last night and it was easy and delish and I felt like an exotic, Far-Eastern Mrs. Patmore. (The cilantro is crucial!)

Food and books. That's what I think about a lot of the time. Food, my family, Romans 8, a little bit of music, some reality TV (sue me), and books. And decorating. And gingham.

So today, you get a peek into my stomach. Okay, that was gross. You get a peek into my fridge? My psyche? My soul?

Tomorrow I'll tell you more about what I've been reading.

But tonight, I'm in the mood to talk food.

What meal could you eat 6 days running? What's your new favorite recipe?

I'm all ears.