Monday, August 22, 2016
Back in the (Kitchen) Saddle
Last week when I was at Sprouts, I bought a spice pack for Mexican rice. I didn't read the ingredients, because it was a spice pack. Yesterday for dinner I wanted to make quesadillas and decided to make this rice to go with. Well, thank gourd I read the ingredients before using it, because it has chicken stock or powder in it! I feel so dumb for not checking, but man when I have to start checking spices it's super annoying! I really wanted my quesadillas, and I had already cooked some black beans, so I threw some taco type spices in a pan with the rice, and hoped for the best. When the rice was done cooking, I added in some canned green chilis, and the black beans. It was really delicious, and I wish I had written down what I added!
One thing I'm definitely noticing is that I am loving being in the kitchen so much more now that I have so much more counter space and also a window. My last kitchen was so small and dark, I couldn't wait to get out of it. Now, I love fluttering around and thinking of what to cook. And I love being able to gaze out of the window when I do dishes! Isn't it funny how the small things can really make such a big difference? I see lots of stews and soups being made when the weather gets cooler!
Wish me luck today, I'm off to stock up on some pantry staples today. I want to do it today before I start my new job. I won't have as much time to be getting lost all over town! My plan is to stock up on staples like condiments and tomato paste/sauce all of that kind of stuff so that meal prepping and shopping will be easy peasy. Now that I have the space, I want to really get back into cooking and making recipes. I enjoy throwing things together and seeing what happens. Some of my favorite dishes have been just thrown together.
Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a fun little haul. One more time getting majorly lost might make me consider online shopping!