I got this email this afternoon:
Oh, and our garden will be featuring basil, sage, 3 types of tomatoes (small, roma, and large), okra, spinach, kale, eggplant, zucchini, brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash, bell pepper, poblano, habanero, jalapeno, and african daisies!
And came home to find the garden completely planted and the lawn in the process of a trim! He was so husbandly today 🙂 Don’t know what I’d do without him!
While he was planting, I was enjoying this snack in Foodservice
And came home to find a package from Anne, who initiated the bar trade earlier in the week. She sent me two Clif bars (I don’t know if I’ve ever had one?!) and I’ve got to get some bars in the mail for her!
Dinner tonight was a Fiesta of Frijoles.
Served with a half pint of the latest brew and bake brew. I decided this meal deserved to be consumed with beer. Water simply would not do. In my new Carolina Beer Company 6 oz glass from this weekend’s brewery trip!
Karen brought home a few brown bags of dried beans from the Asheville Farmer’s Market for us. I LOVE BEANS!! Especially when they are made from scratch. These (I think) were Adzuki, as they were red and small like the first beans here: Cooking Guide For Dried Beans.
With the beans I used a seasoning cube that my mom’s friend Judy brought me from Brazil. I tried to decode the label in Spanish and identified some kind of bacon fat/vegetable oil, salt, sugar, garlic + onion (gasp) powder and MSG (<—wouldn’t want to eat that everyday, but I’m not worried about now and then). We had cooked the beans this afternoon, so to prepare dinner I combined about 1.5 cups of beans with about a cup of water, a cup of frozen peppers and about 3/4 of the cube. Would have put in okra but we were all out, and I forgot to add the corn!
And in another pot I cooked 1 mixed cup of Forbidden rice and Lundberg’s Short Grain Brown (the best brown ever). The forbidden rice turned the whole batch black! I love it because it’s super chewy. We’ve got leftovers of both!
With avocado, tomato, greek yogurt and fresh oregano
It was way too cold to eat outside (colder than this AM!) so we moved indoors –
And lastly, for dessert, he prepared a cookie with PB (one of Kate’s from our freezer!) and brought me a bite upon request –
I am hoping to knock out a school assignment tonight – that major timeline! I’ve got a lot of prep done and just have to do all the formatting.