Hope you all had a nice Sunday! It was cold and dreary here, but we still had a pretty good day…
We braved the cold and walked 10 minutes to get bagels this morning, but, when I went to take pictures, I realized I didn’t have my memory card in my camera! Whoops! I ate a scooped out whole wheat everything bagel with tomato, lox, and a tiny bit of cream cheese. When we got back home, I went straight to work.
There were a few distractions throughout the day…
For one, Loren decided that our stuffed animals should have a head stand contest. Of course, my stuffed Tibetan Yak, Pema, beat the rest of them. She’s still upside down!
And Tux followed me around all afternoon, sleeping in every room, in the weirdest positions. This is one of my favorites:
Doesn’t that hurt his neck?
I broke for lunch around 2:30. I had a whole wheat pita stuffed with Boar’s Head honey maple turkey, greens from the Farmer’s Market, banana peppers, and 1 slice of cheddar. With the world’s best honey mustard!
I didn’t have a real snack this afternoon, but I did have 2 delicious Newman’s Own oreo cookies with my afternoon Chai Tea.
Sugar + caffeine= great 4 pm pick me up!
Loren and I took a really long walk around 5. We first walked a big loop around our neighborhood, and then we saw that the sky was clearing and the sun was setting. So we walked to a parking lot near the water, climbed to the top, and watched the sunset. It was beautiful- bright pink and orange. And very relaxing to be gazing out over the highway!
I was reaaally hungry by the time we got home, and I knew exactly what I wanted to make: Mexican-inspired stuffed peppers!
We cooked some cous cous (5 minutes) on the stove, then mixed it with a can of black beans and 1/2 a can of re-fried black beans. I added salsa and a little bit of hot sauce to the mixture. I cleaned out 2 large peppers, stuffed them with the cous cous + beans, and topped them with some shredded cheese. We put them in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes. They could have stayed in longer, but I don’t like them to be mushy. I like ’em crunchy!
While the peppers were in the oven, I made a simple guacamole with 1 avocado, a lot of lemon, 1/2 a tomato, a little bit of chopped white onion, and a sprinkle of a hot pepper we got at the Farmer’s Market this weekend. Seasoned with salt and pepper.
It all came together so beautifully!
Can you guess which one was mine?
Loren brought out a plate of blue corn chips, but I had eaten a serving while cooking, so I didn’t have many.
This dinner was sooo good and sooo filling. It didn’t look like much food to me at first, but, man, those peppers held a lot of cous cous and beans. It was the perfect meal for tonight, though: quick, easy, healthy, and hearty. I highly recommend it for a busy weeknight!
Now I’m off to do a little more work before relaxing and hitting the hay. There might be a bath in the near future… nothing better on a cold night than a hot soak in the tub!