Snowing today. So not cool! Tom is one the phone worrying about his Mom and Dad. His mom just returned from a 4 day stint at the hospital where she had her gallbladder removed and is now on the phone because she feels Tom dad doesn't feel well. Yes things are back to usual.
Over here at our Casa I am looking forward to my Italian Feast & Wine Tasting Tastefully Simple Open House in a couple weeks. This means I have to test recipes. We don't have any wine for tasting, at present, but I did whip up a nice salad dressing with our Sensational Caesar Veggie Dip. So that will be on the menu.
As far as food here is what I made this afternoon:
I took some ground sirloin and cooked that & drained the oil & made:
1 cup prepared Trader Joe's Organic Quinoa, prepared w/chicken stock
Then in a pan I sauteed 1 thinly sliced shallot, 4 garlic cloves minced, & 1 red bell pepper sliced. After a couple mintues of cooking I added 2 diced plum tomatoes, 10 leaves of fresh basil chopped--along with the quinoa and ground beef. It needed some flavor so I added 1 tbsp of the TS Garlic Pepper Seasoning and sprinkled some TS Seasoned Salt.
It's a grey dreary cold day outside. Lucky for me Im not 100% filled with Seasonal Affect Disorder because I had a 2 days shot of dreams of spring and summer tastes at Tastefully Simple on Tour. All the delicious new products are still underwraps. I do think it's safe to say that Im looking forward to Fiestas!!!!!!
And Im so glad that the BLANK and the fBLANK and the awesome BLANK is coming back. It's going to be great. I can't wait!
How many days til spring? 42 more days ahhhhhhh 6 weeks? Hmm where is that darn groundhog???