Sunday, March 13, 2011

It smells delicious in here.

Spring forward!  Hey, at least it happens on a Sunday and not during the work week (for most of us).  I'm sorry if Sunday is part of your work week!  :-(  I mostly procrastinated today.  I've gotten pretty good at it, actually.  It kinda stinks when you're so busy that you start grasping every free minute you have to do absolutely nothing.  I won't know what to do with all my free time when summer comes around!

In between now and then, I'll be finishing up my Master's.  I know you know I've been taking two courses now and I'll be taking two more right at the end of the school year.  Sounds crazy, right?  ...but, at least I'll be finished!  :-)  Exhausted, but finished.  *whew*

Oooo, we watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World last night.  Awesome movie!

Thanks for reading my rant.  Now I'll show you what I made today:

I used non-canned black beans in this recipe.  I was fascinated to watch them soak because they turned into what looked like a black soupy mess.  After an hour or two, you're supposed to add them to the crockpot.

...then I added the chicken...

...the salsa and chicken broth...

...the corn and mushrooms...

...and the cumin. 

Below is a picture of it 4 hours later.  It's still cooking.  In fact, it's supposed to cook until midnight!

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

I think I'll take it out before then, though, so I can sleep.  Yeah, so I'll let you know how the soup is tomorrow.  :-)  It smells soooo delicious in my house right now.  (*side note: If you click on that link, it will take you to the recipe that I got from an amazing crockpot site.  I think everything I've made from that site has been delicious.)  For dinner, we had pretty little salads and dared to try another sweet potato recipe.

Alissa's Pretty Little Salad :-)

Sweet Potato with Orange-Thyme Butter

Sweet potato... uh, I won't say it was bad because if you like baked sweet potatoes it might be a good recipe for you to try!  I, however, am officially declaring that I do NOT like baked sweet potatoes.  Ah well. 

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