On my first official day of my summer vacation, I decided to begin taking back control over my home. First stop - the refrigerator. When I was finished, this is what remained:
I know you're wondering how is it possible to find something to eat in all this nothingness. I was wondering the same, but as I refused to leave my home today for the first time in a long while, I asked myself, "How does Mom do it?" She's the queen of taking air and turning it into a hearty meal. Now it was time to see if I had inherited any of that gene.
I looked at all I had, checked out the pantry, and I realized what I must do. First, it was going to be a meatless meal unless I ate one of those two remaining sausages. Nope, meatless it is. Here is what I devised:
Puerto Rican Beans & Rice:
To top off this meal, I aimed to make some tostones (fried plantains), but unfortunately, my plantain wasn't ripe enough. I could have boiled it in the skin for a few minutes, but I had already peeled it when I realized. Next time, right?
So, here is the completed meal:
* This was lunch. Now the question is, what am I going to do for dinner?
All of the recipes for these dishes can be found here on my other blog. Soon enough, there will be just one blog. hint hint