Cooking up a Storm and more
After work today, I decided that I needed to cook up a few meals for the week and now I'm exhausted! I cooked a pot of Caribbean black bean soup. I got the recipe from Allrecipes.com. I've made several black bean soups before, but this one is a new one for me. I also made ensalada de cebollas (Onion Salad) - basically just thinly sliced onions and tomatoes, some cilantro, lime juice, and a little salt. I made some chicken and rice with mixed vegetables and topped with chopped cilantro, parsley, and green onions. And then I made a small pan of cornbread. This will last all week long and maybe a little more.
When the season finally of "Secret Life of the American Teenager" came on, I was almost too tired to watch it. I spent it nibbling on my dinner - nothing of which I cooked tonight. It was actually leftover from the Sunday meal I ate with my mom. This new show came on that I'll watch or let watch me and if I can muster up enough strength I will crochet something - even if it's just a small flower for a Mother's Day pin. I'm making 10 Mother's Day pins for the moms at my church - our church is small. :-) Last night I made a new pattern, but used a different yarn than that that was suggested and it was what my mom would call "a hot mess!" The yarn I used wasn't bulky enough, so I will just go back to my other pattern.
Last night I also made a list of the things that I have obligated myself to make and I put them on a timeline so that I won't run out of time and have to rush. I'm going to try really hard to stick to that plan.
Oh yeah, I showed my coworker the poncho and she loved it. I brought it back home to wrap like I wanted (you know, you've got to have presentation) and because she only dropped into work for a minute because her kid was sick. She'll get the poncho tomorrow.
Now, on to relaxation time!