Thanks to some weekend bulk cooking, I’ve had some pretty tasty eats this week! My life is always significantly easier when I take the time to prep on the weekends, but it’s been so hectic lately, that I haven’t done much of it. I really think I need to make a much better effort to do this.
Crissie’s Butternut Squash, Rice, and Lentil, and Greens Stewp
1 medium onion — chopped
2 cloves garlic — minced
2 medium carrots peeled and diced
1 tbsp olive oil
4 medium red potatoes, cubed
½ medium butternut squash chunks
⅓ cup lentils
½ cup brown rice
4 cups vegetable broth
2 each bay leaf
1 tbsp seasoning blend of choice (I like Italian, but Curry would be awesome too!)
5 ounces kale leaves
1 tsp salt
*Sauté onion, carrot, and garlic in olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until soft and just starting to brown. (I use my pressure cooker on the sauté setting. If yours doesn’t have one, use a skillet on the stove.
*Add the potato, squash, lentils, rice, broth, bay leaves, seasoning, and stir to mix.
*Cook for 10 minutes on High Pressure. Let the pressure release naturally.
*Open the lid carefully away from your body (there will be a lot of steam), and add the kale. No need to mix it yet.
*Add the cover and bring back to High Pressure for 2 minutes. Release pressure manually.
*Add the salt, stir, and serve.
Yoga, running, and GOLF!
Yes, that’s right. I went golfing! D and I have talked about it for a long time, even took a few lessons, but we finally went and did it. And you know what? It was fun. Know what else? I’m really sore, so it’s not as easy as it looks!
D and I participated in a charity golf event yesterday, and we had a blast! AD and her husband JD were our golf partners, and we really did have a great time. We played best ball, which was good for me! I even had a few good moments, including a putt that gave us a much needed birdie on a hole!
The rest was hanging out, drinking wine, and laughing a lot. My understanding is that’s how golf really goes, and if so, I should have started playing a very long time ago!
The rest of the week was pretty normal. Work, school, swim team, and general chaos management! I did get a billion comments about how I don’t look like me anymore because of the haircut. I think it’s funny….just bangs!
This weekend will be spent recovering my liver from yesterday’s golf adventure, and then cooking, cleaning, and relaxing as much as possible!