You know when you have something fun coming up, and the days leading up to it just pass by super slowly?
That’s what’s happening to me this week.
My parents and sister are coming into town this week, we have a fun Thursday night planned, the day off on Friday and it’s just taking forever to get here!
My lunch did a good job of filling me up, but I was excited for my 3 pm snack today :)
Texture: Great. Same as the other flavors and the plain Oikos.
It’s not the same as putting summer-fresh strawberries in yogurt, but I really liked it! There were chunks of strawberry at the bottom, and it was fun to pull up a little bit of fruit with each bite.
I added a bit of granola to it, too.
The weather today ended up pretty nasty, so I’m really glad we went running yesterday.
We came home and watched the news for a bit (…or I watched an Office rerun while Nick took a nap) before I started on dinner.
Do you ever start making dinner with a plan and end up making something that looks nothing like your original dish?
I love when that happens ;)
I was going to make stuffed peppers, but once I got everything out, I just wanted dinner to be ready in less time. The best way to do that? Put everything in one dish!
I’m not sure what to call this, but I’ll tell you what’s in it:
- 1/2 lb. ground bison
- 1/2 orange and red pepper, diced
- 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
- 1 pkg. Uncle Bens Santa Fe 90 second whole grain medley
- 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- ancho chile powder
- smoked paprika
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- Saute peppers and mushrooms.
- Add in ground bison with veggies and cook until meat is done. While meat is cooking, heat up grain packet in microwave.
- Season with salt, pepper, ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powders.
- Stir in grain packet.
- Mix in 1 can drained/rinsed kidney beans.
- Check seasonings, add more if needed. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
I had the Uncle Ben’s packet and wanted to use it tonight. Originally, I was going to mix that with some veggies and the bison and stuff the peppers.
But…since I sat on the couch for so long watching the news and The Office, I didn’t want to wait that long for dinner.
It turned out great!
We had more steamed broccoli on the side. I don’t know what it is, but I like broccoli for dinner sides a lot. It’s just so easy to make.
This would also be a great vegetarian meal.
I think there may be some pb puffins consumed tonight…
What’s your favorite “fall back” veggie – the one you have the most?