Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tuesday's Terrific Food

I'm a little grumpy today--and rambly, so be aware of upcoming wierdness. I think I'm starting another cold after over a month without one. I was spoiled. Oh, well. I have Claritin, a multi-vitamin, zinc, and ibuprofin in me so maybe I'll drug my way through it.
On a much cuter note, Zoe has taken to calling me "Mom-mom". Her daddy is "Dad". I'm not sure if she's part British or what, but when she says it, I'm convinced she's the cutest, sweetest little babe in the world--don't dare argue with me :)
I'm trying to motivate myself to get into more Christmas spirit by doing more Christmas-y things like wrapping and finishing my decorations. I have a cute little ceramic village with lights that I put up on my entertainment center with fake snow and everything, and it's still in the box by our Charlie Brown tree. I think I may bypass other chores like dishes and exercise to tackle this. And it might cheer up my cold-dreading self.
Oh, wait, I forgot the food. Sunday night while I was picking up Megan from her preschool choir practice, my dear husband got supper preparations underway. He had it so nicely presented that I had to take a pic. And I thought I would share the recipe I made too.

Red Beans and Rice

1 big smoked sausage link, sliced thin

1 green pepper, chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

1 can red beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup instant brown rice

1 cup chicken broth

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

Worcestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce

Salt and pepper

Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage and brown a bit on both sides. Remove sausage from pot and set aside. Add pepper and onion and saute in pot until tender. Add beans, rice and chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to slight boil and cover. Simmer over low heat for 7-9 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Stir the sausage back in and add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce and tabasco. Serve and enjoy!


Maggie said...

That looks GREAT! You guys ROCK!

Misty said...

Thanks! Bryan really rocked because he cut up everything and helped me get the kid's food ready too. He could be my full-time chef assistant or something ;)