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.


Blogger Aaron said...

Chanchett, that sounds SO GOOD. Especially after the sad, sad dinner I just ate. It sounded good (Creamy Chicken with Rice, Spinach, and Tomatoes) but I added the wrong kind of rice so it's a tad... off. Oh well.

I'm insanely jealous that you made Jiffy before I did.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Irma and Koby said...

You've got some wicked skills girl!! Miss you!

2:21 PM  

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