New Day, Different Soup

I finally got to try the dinner I made for Nick on Sunday night! I put a 16 bean soup mix in the crockpot with some ham I had cooked/froze a few months ago and let it cook while I was gone all day.

It’s so easy to cook you own beans – I just wish I remembered to do it all the time. I soaked the bag of beans overnight on Saturday and then just drained them and put them in the crockpot with the ham and water. Easy!

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Not the most appetizing lunch, but it was good! I’m not sure what Nick added at the end, but I think there was at least some whole grain mustard?

I had some soup and some leftover broccoli, plus some hummus and celery that needed to be eaten.

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This afternoon turned out to be kind of crazy. I had people emailing me about this huge confusion on their paperwork, a phone call right at the end of lunch that took up about 10 minutes, and then I had a meeting that started right after I finished eating. All of that was fine, but by the time I got back to my desk, my inbox had tons of new emails already…all in a day’s work? :\

Once I weeded through my emails and started on the other things I needed to get done today, I was ready for my snack.

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I still haven’t found this chocolate underground yogurt here, but I bought some while we were at Nick’s parents house last weekend.

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That chocolate layer at the bottom is so rich!

Dinner was easy tonight, and I was happy for that! Nick went up to get his new cell phone and pick some shampoo and cat food, so I just heated up my dinner a minute ago.

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I heated up some of the leftover frittata from last night and sliced up some kiwi.

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I really cannot even tell you how much better this frittata is than the last one I made. Is it the pan? The browned top? The mix of ingredients? I’m not sure, but I’m sad tonight is the last night of the leftovers  :)

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I’m pretty sure I’m going to finish “Julie & Julia” tonight and hey, I just found a football game!

Lots of excitement here, I tell ya’. When you live in a town with no stoplights, there aren’t many things to do after dark  :)

 

15 comments

  1. Cooking your own beans is such a great way to save money, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but the closest I’ve come is lentils

  2. Layered chocolate-vanilla yogurt sounds amazing! I’ve never seen it.

  3. What?! That yogurt looks outrageously good! I’ve never even heard of it! Awesomeeeee

  4. Wow. No stop lights huh? I think I would like that for a change.

    Loving the slow cooker. SO handy, isn’t it?

  5. I love that chocolate yogurt! It was such a surprise the first time I tried it. Your fritatta looks delicious as well! Must make one ASAP.

  6. Yummm I haven’t seen that yogurt before, looks so good (almost like pudding?!)

    I wanted to just give you a heads up on something I read about the other day in regards to raw beans, specifically kidney beans. It just triggered as I was reading your post even though I don’t know if kidney beans were in the mix – but apparently you can get some pretty serious food poisoning if you don’t boil them after soaking even if slow cooking — I know, crazy right?! But just wanted to let you know just in case (I’m a better safe than sorry type gahhhh)

    http://www.foodreference.com/html/artredkidneybeanpoisoning.html

    Enjoy your book reading tonight, I totally need to see that movie :)

  7. I want to get a slow cooker so badly! I have decided to wait until I move into a bigger apartment, so hopefully next summer. It’s so convenient!

  8. Gotta love homemade beans!

  9. i always feel so much more like i’m really *cooking* when i cook the beans myself!

  10. i used my crock pot to cook beans tonight and it was a big success!

  11. I am dying to see Julie and Julia!! I think i am going to wait to buy it on DVD though.. hmm
    let me know how it is!

  12. Wow that Frittata looks great! I’ll be sad to see it gone, too.
    I wish I had a crock pot! Right now I just cook my beans on the stove…

  13. chocolate yogurt!? OMG i gotta find this! Hectic day’s are crazy crazy, glad you got through it though! :)

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

  14. I’ve never made a frittata, but yours is sooo pretty! I love how brown it is. I hate when the good leftovers run out!

    Mmm that yogurt looks good. More like a dessert than anything else!

  15. Sorry about the busy work day. Non stop inboxes can be so frustrating!

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