Thank you all for the well wishes for Ms. Pixie! She is home and resting now. She’s sore and slow moving, but seem content now. I’m just glad to have her home and in a few days she should be back to normal.
I will say that the February medical bills can stop any time now. Between my root canal and crown, John having his own periodontal work and a couple other things done and now Pixie’s surgery, we are now around $4300 in medical bills. Good grief. Good thing I have the ability to work extra, which I will be doing on weekends. At least we live in a time when we can get all this stuff done, though. I don’t want to complain too much about it.
I got a book out of the library called Cook it Slow, Cook it Fast from Mr. Food Test Kitchen and it has a lot of great recipes in there for the slow cooker and the pressure cooker! We decided on the taco soup this week:
I did make substitutions by using veggie crumbles for John, subbed white beans for black beans, and using vegetable broth, but other than that followed the recipe. You just brown your ground beef and add everything to the crock pot. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3.5 and it’s done! It almost is more like a chili. Maybe it could use more broth, but this was really tasty!
I am excited to do some pressure cooker recipes out of this book. We have a pressure cooker, but don’t use it too often. Time to change that!
Here are a few other things I have been eating the last couple of weeks.
Football leftovers of red beans and rice:
Staying the that mardi gras theme, we did a little celebrating on that date with some bread pudding at Morgan Steakhouse:
Slow cooker overnight apple oats: – topped with maple cream.
Tomato soup – I will admit this is Progresso. It’s quick and easy and not that bad, actually.
Baked clam strips:
And of course, on a stressful day like Monday was, I picked up some M&Ms 50% off:
I’m trying to measure these out in a small ramekin. I’m focused on Ireland this fall and being in a size smaller pants!