Red Beans and Rice

Thanks for the comments on me and my sis!  She is the older one, btw :mrgreen: , but only by 14 months.  Regarding yesterday’s run.  I had planned on 6 miles, so that is why I went to the gym to finish up the run.  I tend to be quite disciplined with my exercise (unlike my food), so I knew that if I wasn’t going to finish outside, I needed to go the gym.  I would have been disappointed if I had stopped at 2 miles.  That’s just me, though.  The gym is only a couple miles from my house, and it was just opening up when I came back home, so it’s pretty easy to pop over there.

Sunday bagel day!  We were up a little early (like that is new…) and headed out to Panera.  The gingerbread bagel is gone, but one of my favorites is back!  The trail mix bagel!

WooHoo.  Full of nuts and bits of dried fruit.  So tasty.

Since we were early, we could sit and chat for a while over 3 cups of coffee.  Then we did a quick grocery trip for things we couldn’t get at BJs yesterday.  Fastest shopping ever!   And strawberries were in stock – although $3.99 a pound (still got some 😀 )

Lots of work to do today.  I think some MTs are on vacation or sick, because there has been a backup of work, which is unusual for this time of year, so my workday started fast and furious.  Lunch was some fresh cut pineapple and an open-face egg sammie!

That was the last of the corporate waffles, which we will never buy again (unless the wafflemaker breaks!).

Afternoon break of a latte!

No snack with it.  I went waaaay overboard on chocolate last night while watching football, so today is definitely a lower calorie day.  It wasn’t even the chocolate from the giant bag of chips, either.  I go along so well, and then have a backslide from time to time.  Sigh……..  Good thing I did 6 miles.

Our house smells so fabulous.  We watched Good Eats last week and AB made some red beans and rice. They looked so, so good!  So, we decided to make them today.  Actually, John made because of me working.  He followed the recipe except for using a smoked pork hock (from the smokehouse) instead of pickled pork and left out the celery, as it was bad.  He also used less garlic 😀

It was very good!  I didn’t want kidney beans, so we found a bag of small red beans.  I was pretty okay with their texture.  Served with brown rice and hot sauce, of course!  We have enough of this to feed an army!  Anyone want to stop by?  🙂 Hope it freezes well.

Dessert was strawberries drizzled with a bit of chocolate sauce (that John also made today.

Perfectly simple and fresh.

We’ve got snow a comin’ tonight!  I like snow for the most part, but I have to say with the snow on the way and the red beans and rice for dinner, I am so looking forward to New Orleans in 2 weeks!  Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :mrgreen:

Question:  Do you like snow?

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20 thoughts on “Red Beans and Rice

  1. Barb

    Red beans and rice…YUM!!! I haven’t had a bagel in years…you might change that. Yours always look so good and I love Panera.

    I enjoy snow as long as it’s in small quantities and not when I need to commute to work. 🙂
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..Saturday Again? =-.

  2. Shelley B

    I like snow…of course I live in South Texas so when we get it, it’s an EVENT! Don’t think I could live in it like you do without becoming a hermit – too cold, and I wouldn’t be brave enough to drive in it!

    YAY for strawberries! I have been wanting them so bad lately, but the prices have been through the roof. 🙁
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Souper Winner and Randomness… =-.

  3. Susan

    “I go along so well, and then have a backslide from time to time.”

    It’s only a problem when you backslide everyday 😉 We’d go crazy if we didn’t let it go some nights and give in to the dang chocolate.

    Note to self: make sure next boyfriend knows how to make chocolate drizzle 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Made At Home =-.

  4. josie

    Hey, I just wanted to comment on your comment that you left on Steve’s blog about squats helping you to build endurance for running. Thanks for sharing that. I aspire to run, so it looks like more squats are in my future. Thanks for sharing tidbits like this!
    .-= josie´s last blog ..A Picture Worthy Saturday =-.

  5. Miz.

    you know, NO.
    although that said its more the driving in it (thanks mom and dad for passing THAT stress/nervousness on to me :)) than anything else.

    snuggled by the fire with wine, husband and a good book?

    I love the snow 😉
    .-= Miz.´s last blog ..MizFit running update.n =-.

  6. Alissa

    Those strawberries look really good w/ the chocolate drizzled on top. Very pretty too! I like the snow at first, but it’s getting about that time of year when I’m ready for it to go away!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..The Weekly 5 =-.

  7. Jody - Fit at 52

    I am very disciplined with the workouts too! Don’t want to miss them!

    Man that food looks good. You two are quite the cooks! I would eat non stop if I could cook like that! 🙂

    Here in southern CA, we are expecting pretty bad rain all week. It becomes craziness on the roads as people don’t slow down & take precautions. I was supposed to go to UCLA for my teeth but moved it to next week. It probably would have taken my 4 hours to get there in the rain! 🙂

    Keep warm with that snow coming in!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Escaping Fear – Guest Post; Giveaway Info! =-.

  8. Ang

    I like to look at snow when it first falls and is all pretty. However the shoveling and driving around in it doesn’t suit me. I’ve wrecked two cars due to snow and ice so it terrifies me.

    Your red beans and rice look so yummy! I wish I was going back to New Orleans in two weeks!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Happiness and it’s causes! =-.

  9. Joanne

    I’m with you on the discipline. I feel so bad if I plan on a set # of miles and come up short.
    Panera’s Gingerbread bagel? MY HEART BE STILL – So Good!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Easy Does It =-.

  10. Kelly

    Hey-I think you did pretty well getting back on track after your day of chocolate. At least you recognized that today needed to be a lower calorie day and actually accomplished that, while still making some pretty tasty looking meals. A lot of times when people are on diets it takes one little “slide” for them to completely fall off the path. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Good for you!

    And I like snow only when I don’t have to drive in it 🙂

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