This house is so us. I feel so comfortable here. Little things that used to drive me nuts at our old house (like dishes in the sink) seem to fit well with chicness of this house. Not that I’m not keeping it immaculately clean! Just that I feel much more relaxed here – must be the porch!!
I did some GRANOLA making today!! Finally!
Remember when we stayed at the South Street Inn and I raved about their buckwheat granola? Here it is. And here’s the recipe in a small batch:
I had a serving in some creamy milk for a snack. Oh-so-good and super crunchy!
Then I did laundry. Love laundry!
Here’s the basement. I’ve never had a basement in my life! (Childhood and beyond). Sure is convenient for all those household things.
Like my shelves for cleaning supplies and food storage.
And my nice laundry area. [FYI, I am obsessed with the new Method pump laundry detergent!]
Here’s Matt’s corner of the basement. Lots of storage and beer stuff. He’s been tidying it up even better than this all day.
So that bowl? It’s a salsa bowl. Er, Salsabol.
The lip worked great. But I really just love the shape Wish it came in KERF green and blue!
We enjoyed a few chips with drinks – brew for him
Mocktail for me
And rain for us all
He drank, I swang!
Dinner tonight started with a craving for roasted cherry tomatoes. Mixed with an Aztec theme with the corn chips and salsa, so I added millet and beans, plus lime. Leftover roasted corn. Oikos. More salsa. It was totally awesome.
Seasoned with cumin, chili powder, sea salt, pepper
Microwave moment: how do you reheat beans!? I put them in a glass container and put them in the oven with our roasting veggies. Worked like a charm. It did mean dirtying up an extra bowl, but that’s worth counter space for me!
The veggies (tomato, eggplant, zucchini and squash) were roasted in Garlic Gold (obviously!), salt and pepper for about 30 minutes at 400*.
The millet was simmer – 1/2 a cup in 2.25 cups water – for about 25 minutes. I don’t know how to cook things either, so I Googled "How to cook millet" and found a great little article by Dr. Weil that told me the grain to water ratio. Wish I had used broth and more salt though! Doh!
Millet is my favorite grain!! Well, tied with wheatberries.
After dinner I wanted something sweet – but our new "living simple" lifestyle means we have NO FOOD in this house! No more chocolate chest. No ice cream. No bags of chocolate chips. Everything was eaten or given away when we moved. Guess that means no dessert for me!
I also studied my RD materials for a while this afternoon (and may have fallen asleep on the couch!) so I’ve earned some reading for pleasure time this evening