Saturday, January 23, 2010

Consider Me Comforted

So I started some pintos soaking last night for tonight's supper and then threw em in the crock pot this morning with a few slices of bacon and let them simmer alllllll day. A little salt, some pepper, some creole seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder (i'd use the veggies but the hubby is opposed to "bits" in his food)... and they were perfect! I made a pan of corn bread in the cast iron skillet to go with them and now ... two bowls of beans later all I need is a nap.

Ya-ya actually ate a small bowl of beans and then... Hold the phone!... she asked for some of the left over spicy chicken stew from yesterday!!! HOT DOG! See... getting Ya-ya to eat more than junk food is usually a fight. She usually spends the entire dinner time bargaining her way through.

"How many more bites do I have to eat before I can get up?"

"If I eat three more bites, can a I have a cookie?"

You can see she is concerned with only eating as little as she can possibly get away with. I am of the mindset that you shouldn't force a child to clean their plate off because it teaches them bad eating habits, but if I only put 5 greenbeans on her plate she should be able to finish that... don't you think? Anyway, I was completely floored that she actually asked for not only MORE supper, but for left overs from last night. The stew is definitely a keeper.

I decided to try this recipe for a No Bake peanut butter pie. The recipe made enough for me to fill 3 oreo pie crusts, even though recipe said it made only 2. Considering that I was taste testing the whole way through, I'm thinking it's probably a good thing it made an extra pie.....because I'm not going to be able resist eating some before monday. I'm hoping that I can control myself enough not to go hide in the closet with a pie and a spoon and just go at it. I mean come on... it's like a giant refridgerated reese's cup. Mmmmmmm peanut butttttterrrr.


Daphne said...

I actually have a thing against peanut butter pie (and peanut butter milkshakes, and peanut butter ice cream... although I LOVE peanut butter!)... but I hope it turns out delicious for you! Your bean recipe sounds good and makes me want to cook up some beans tomorrow. Maybe some homemade refried? Cajun spice sounds good too...

Jupiter Greenmoone said...

Mmm now I'm hungry for a bowl of beans! Yum!

I'm due September 22nd, you?

It's Me, Theresa said...

September 12th!

Lindsay said...

Everything sounds so yummy!