Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dinner Tonight 4/30/09

Mexican Pizza
Well tonight I had class at 6:30. So...I had to pull something together and quick!  So I used leftover meat and cheese from last night's Stuffed Poblanos and made Mexican Pizza.  Super easy and tasty!  I use enchilada sauce for the pizza sauce and 8 Grain Tortillas for the crust.  Then top with whatever you like. I like olives and pickled jalapeƱos because I fix these on my school nights and those come out of jars.  You will notice the lettuce for a hint of green. Those are from my "garden". *Joy!*

Gardening I know what you are thinking. 1. Kim can't garden, she can't remember what she did yesterday nevermind keeping up with watering plants. 2. Doesn't she live in an apartment?

Yes those things are true. Yes I am notorious about remembering plants. But I am really gonna try. I will have time on my hands this summer (except for the traveling, let's hope I can rely on the crazy neighbor for some help) so I figured I'd try again with plants.  

There will be many installments to my showcase of gardening "skills". Yeah I got skillz.

Here's installment #1


Here I have what they term "loose leaf" lettuces.  I bought them as little plants (not much smaller than what you see here).  And you can grow them in containers.  The really cool thing about these guys is that you just trim off around the exterior what you want to eat.  As long as the head is intact, they will continue to grow.  It's like the food supply that won't quit. At least until it gets hot.  That being said, I'm not sure how well these would do down in FL.  You probably only have like a good month left before it will be too hot.  But you could try.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dinner Tonight 4/29/09

Tonight was the last night of my Atlantic Slave Trade class!! Yay!!! 

*doin' happy dance*

But since I have class until after six, David fixes dinner.  One of his newly acclaimed talents is Stuffed Poblanos.  This is a low fat version of the Mexican fav Chiles Rellenos.  I serve it with black beans and rice.  Now a word of caution: I use a mixture of black rice, red rice and brown rice.  Ultimately the black rice dyes every other grain a purplish black.  So that accounts for the funky looking rice.  But black and red rice are really good for you.  High in fiber and protein.  Another word of caution:  the black rice also colors the water purple, which I'm pretty sure would stain.  FYI.

Here's the basic recipe. I've actually made him adapt it to using ground turkey breast meat and it turns out just fine.  I have also changed it to use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and the Cabot 50% Cheddar.  Still tastes awesome!

New Shirt

So now that Spring has sprung, I can start to wear some of the new cute summery tops that I have purchased.  This one is from Anthropologie.  I can't find it online to get the name. But it's in the stores and on sale for $29.95.  If you like, go hunt it down! It comes in this "robin egg" blue and ivory.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring is in the Air? it's late April but this past week here in NC we've been hovering in the upper 80s and sometimes hitting 90.  Hello global warming!  This is insanity.  Despite the heat wave on Saturday, David and I ventured out to the park for some tasty lunch and pretty scenery.  

I took some time to stop and smell the flowers...

Here are some beautiful Azaleas.

And my favorite..Lily of the Valley

Can you find the goslings?


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