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.