Let’s say you laid down on the couch this afternoon, kids busy and frolicking to and fro, and you decide to close your eyes for “just a minute”.
Then let’s say you woke up some unknown amount of time later, living room dark, kids off entertaining themselves some place else, and suddenly you realize you’ve got about a half hour before your hungry husband would be home from work and ready for dinner.
In other words, let’s say you needed to throw something together for dinner fast.
And let’s also say that it’s a good thing you didn’t add “meal planning” to list of things to improve upon in 2012. That resolution would be an utter fail.
Instead, let’s just be thankful for Beans, Beans The Magical Fruit.
The more you eat, the more you… well, you know.
A diced onion sauteed in olive oil until soft, a can of spicy refried beans added to the mix to heat through. Bean concoction cooked tonight in my new cast iron skillet from Santa! My latest library book Your Vegetarian Pregnancy reminded me that cooking with cast iron is a great way to increase the amount of iron in your diet.
(P.S., cooking with cast iron is a great way to get more iron into your kids too, especially breastfed babies who have started solid foods!)
Bean burritos are kinda sorta my latest obsession, so it’s really no wonder why I was able to throw this together so quickly tonight. I’ve had weeks and weeks of practice.
And if that picture were in the newspaper, the caption beneath it might read:
“Hungry, pregnant wife waits impatiently for her husband to return from changing his clothes and wonders what on earth is taking so long.”
Refried beans, corn, salsa, diced avocado and greek yogurt all swaddled up into a soft whole wheat tortilla.
Those beans look so warm and cozy wrapped up like that. Doesn’t this picture make you sleepy? No? Is that just me?