I love all the munchkins in my life. So, so much. I want to squeeze them! Here is Munchkin Number 2 drinking "in style" as she put it, with her curly straw and orange garnish. Please note the princess dress. Oh yes. We are princesses. Always. See? The tiara proves it. Now, Munchkin Number 2 is not very cuddly. She may wear princess dresses, but she's ALL tomboy. And if you tell her no, the look of death comes quick and furious, so it was much to my surprise that after Munchkin Number 3 finally gave up fighting sleep, she said, "Now, we cuddle." And plop, into my arms and we laid on the couch and watched cartoons until mommy got home. She snuggled in so tight. It was heaven. Pure heaven. I love her so. I would call that the most successful Friday night of my summer.
I picked a squash. And I had tomatoes from my garden and onions and peppers from Cowgirl. After a trip to the food co-op, I had chili powder (See that little baggie? You have to bring your own jars!) and beans. Mix it up with some chicken broth and we've got chili.
Isn't the red onion with the green pepper super pretty? It smelled heavenly, too.
I blanched and peeled the tomatoes. I have discovered that I dislike tomato skins.
Mix it all up and put it in the crockpot with the pretty yellow squash and let it cook forever and make your house smell glorious! I found that if I mashed a bit of the squash and beans when I reheated it, the texture was much more to my liking. More chili-like and less soup-like. I would probably add more tomatoes and peppers in the future also.
And here's me all ready for my 5 mile run. I only made it 3.5 miles. My breathing was fine and my legs were okay, but my mind wasn't in it I guess. I was certain yesterday was going to be THE DAY. The day that I went the farthest EVER. But it wasn't. Maybe next week.