Our Lady of Perpetual Sleepiness

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Well, I have been promising Aaron an new blog post for over a week... maybe even two. I have three posts that I want to do, but they might take a while. So, to tide you over, here is a story of my dinner tonight.

I got home and was starving. All day I had been craving Mexican food, but suddenly beans and tortillas didn't sound so appetizing. Looking at the counter, I saw some jalapenos that someone gave me from their garden. Then, inspriation struck.

Pulling out the corn meal, I followed the recipe for cornbread, but added 2 tablespoons of dried jalapenos and the two chopped up fresh ones. Additionally, I threw in a teaspoon of cinnamon. Why? The tiny chef in my head told me to (saw Ratatouille last night- so good!).

While that was baking, I sauteed a sliced red onion in olive oil until soft and then added a can of Ro-Tel (I always have a can of this on hand) and a can of rinsed ridney beans. They simmered together until the bread was done.

Then I brushed some butter on the cornbread after taking it out of the oven and sliced it into quarters. Finally, I scooped out a quater, spooned the beans on top, and added a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of cheese, and some chopped cilantro. Dinner was ready in 30 minutes!

The only thing that made it better was the addition of a cold beer. While I was eating it, I was really sad that I was getting full, because I wanted to eat more. That is kind of sad, yet you cannot deny the delicious simplicity of this.