Monday, January 17, 2011

Beans!

by Meghann on January 17, 2011

And so concludes my first day of self employment.

Do I feel any different? No.

Did I get all the work done I wanted to do? Nope.

Am I ready to do it all again tomorrow? Absolutely. ๐Ÿ™‚

A couple of things today I learned today

  1. I need a desk
  2. I need a larger monitor
  3. Maddie can tell a delivery truck is coming a mile away

Oh, and S’mores Goldfish are amazing.

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I discovered these at Publix today. The chocolate, honey graham, and marshmallow were the perfect mix for a sweet afternoon treat.

Especially when you throw in some salty pretzels

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and a couple of strawberries (that looked too good not to break right into) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dinner was started early this evening and began with a bag of 15 Bean Soup Mix.

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I love 15 Bean Soup! But I only love it the way I cook it (which is probably the completely wrong way).

What I do is start with some onion and ham.

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Cover with vegetable stock and water

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Add the seasoning

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Then boil the heck out of it for about 3 hours.

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Yes, that’s almost 3 straight hours of boiling. I like the beans to explode and get as mushy as possible. The trick is to keep adding water every hour as the water before is absorbed into the beans. Keep in mind, this is the way I like it, but mushy beans aren’t for everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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While the beans were boiling, I made a quick batch of Corn Muffins using the recipe on the side of the bag.

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The beans were delish. Just a tad salty, but I could live with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The muffin was amazing with a little butter. Too bad Maddie stole my last bite.

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Bad Maddie.

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For dessert I dug into my leftover Carrot Cake from Friday’s Cheesecake Factory lunch.

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That’s half of the cake left overs I brought home – there’s still another third waiting for me in the fridge. ๐Ÿ™‚

Who watched the Golden Globes last night? Any dress favorites?

I had a few ๐Ÿ™‚

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And a few not-so-much

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I was really digging all the jewel tones – especially the emerald green everywhere!

Also, loved all the winners. I told you Natalie Portman was going to win big this award season. And her acceptance speech? Adorable! Her rambling reminded me of something I would spit off if I ever won a Golden Globe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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