Overall, it was a good weekend. I had yesterday off. I did not take as much control over my weekend as I would have liked, but I did get some food prep done. I feel much better when I am able to prepare for the week and have a plan in place. I have boiled eggs, carrots, hummus and some fruit that I can easily access for snacks. Also, I decided I would have a rice bowl. I saw a recipe for them while trying to plan for the week and I decided to do my own spin on them with what I had handy. I have 1 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of canned pinto beans (rinsed and drained), 1 cup of canned corn, lettuce and tomatoes with about an 1/8 cup of shredded cheese. It sounded good to me, so I'm hoping it will be as good as it sounded in my head. I am also wanted to have some veggie pitas or wraps this week.
I tried a new recipe over the weekend in my casserole crockpot that I received for Christmas. It wound up so tasty:
1 cup of Quinoa
1/2 cup of Water
1 - 15 oz Can of Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 - 15 oz Can of Corn (drained)
2 - 15 oz Cans of Ro-Tel
1 - 19 oz Can of Enchilada Sauce (recipe called for 15 oz can, but I had a 19 oz. can in the pantry).
Place black beans, corn and Ro-Tel in my casserole crock. In a bowl mix the quinoa into the water and add to the crockpot. Stir everything together and top with the enchilada sauce. Cook for 4-5 hours on high or 8 hours on low. I chose 8 hours on low and we topped with a little shredded cheddar cheese.
This was so tasty and other than the fact that my DD13 does not care for spicy food and I wound up using one can of mild and one can of hot of the Ro-Tel so it was a little hotter than even I would have preferred, but it was so very tasty!