It’s Monday and my kids are home with me for the 12th day in a row. Granted, this was a planned teacher work day and we haven’t used up all of our snow days, so they did not reschedule it. But, wow, I’m ready for a normal life. Thankfully, the weather here has been super warm, so we should be snow free by the middle of this week.
This weekend Jones had Honors Orchestra. They lost two of their practice days so they ended up practicing for 9 hours over two days. It was a lovely concert and they played really well, but that pretty much took everything out of my introverted musician. Shoo also had a futsal game and a birthday party, so I feel like I spent most of my weekend driving people places. Thankfully my dad and I got in a 10K run. We actually had a few sub 10 minute miles, which is huge for me. I was crazy over dressed in tights and long sleeves, but it was still great to be out there in the beautiful weather. Afterwards Beer Geek and I got a chance to go out for a beer on Sunday afternoon while the boys watched The Martian with my parents. Not only was it nice to have some time by ourselves and for the kids to spend some time with their grandparents, but it was so nice to get out for another walk. Win for everyone!
For such a busy weekend, I managed to not take many pictures, so here’s a yummy recipe for you.
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- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 8 oz package mushrooms, chopped
- 1-2 sweet peppers, chopped (I often do one green and one red/yellow/orange)
- 2 Cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 T chili powder (I always add more)
- 1 tsp cumin (I always end up adding closer to 1 T)
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp cocoa (I often forget this)
- 2-4 cans diced tomatoes with chilis
- 1 bag of mixed beans (cooked) or 5 cans of different types of beans (or more), drained and rinsed
- 1 can of garbanzo beans
- Optional: imitation meat or peanuts or additional vegetables
- Toppings: sour cream, hot sauce, avocado, cheese
- 1.Cook bag of beans using your preferred method or rinse beans from cans
- 2.Saute onions, garlic, and peppers
- 3.Combine all ingredients in a crockpot/slow cooker
- 4.Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes.
Now it’s time for me to actually get moving on my half marathon plan. I was happy to see that 6 miles was still an easy distance for me, so I’ll be writing my plan starting there. Time to get ready for my March races.
Speaking of, the Tuesdays on the Run topic for tomorrow is Spring Races. Tell us where you’ll be and maybe we’ll join you!