Kelli is the worst at grabbing chips or something unhealthy to eat. I think it’s especially hard for nurses who work 12 hour overnight shifts as she does. There really isn’t a good time to eat. Then after she works the weekend, she gets thrown back into a normal schedule and is sleeping at night again. It totally screws up her body clock. Add in three kids all two and under and it makes it even harder.
She has made it a goal to try to eat better on the weekends when she is working…less take out…less chips…less junk food in general. I’m so proud of her and it’s hard to make new habits and eat better.
She messaged me the other day all excited as she made something new to her that she could pack with and take to work. It really doesn’t have a name so I’m calling it Seasoned Black-Eyed Pea Mash Up.
She’s eating it in our favorite Pioneer Woman Pasta Bowls. Find them HERE. We laugh and say only good things are eaten in these bowls. Karl has dubbed them “the comfort food bowls”. I’d agree with both statements. 90% of the food I eat is eaten from these bowls.
I asked Kelli if she would pass along a recipe. This is what she wrote:
“So—-fry up bacon and onion, add a spoon of minced garlic and some basil pesto. Quarter some tomatoes—handful and a half maybe…cook brown minute rice in the microwave uncovered. Add one can of seasoned black-eyed peas liquid and all. Add in rice that won’t be cooked completely because you didn’t cover it. Reduce and simmer. Sprinkle with some garlic salt and pepper. The rice will help soak up the extra liquid and season itself. Sprinkle with parmesan and enjoy!”
Sorry for all of you people who like precise recipes. We just don’t really cook that way. Give it a try…I’m sure it will turn out. I have been trying to really up my veggie intake. Part to be more healthy, part because I want to use what’s in the garden so I think I am going to add Swiss chard to mine as I have lots in the garden.
I’ll be trying this soon for sure…as fall sets in, so does my love of beans.