It appears I'm becoming a Tuesday-Thursday blogger, but that's just as well. The past two weeks have been really busy with concerts, communions, and commuters. Well, not really commuters, but I needed one more C for the alliteration. Here's the update: 1st weekend of May, Bruce Springsteen concert (awesome, but more on that later), 2nd weekend, Dennis's first communion (really a beautiful event with a great spread!), 3rd weekend of May, Washington Post Hunt downtown (super fun!). Up next, a weekend in New Jersey where we are looking forward to some great Shore time and pizza from the Sawmill. Here's hoping the weather holds up! :)
Ok, I have so many things to share with you, I think I'll start with just one. Recently, I posted about the hectic-ness of life around here, and despite my cry for quick fix meals, I found myself craving the slow cooked goodness of comfort food. Now, I find this completely ironic, why is it that at our craziest times, we want the food that takes longest to make? For me, comfort foods are the slow cooked Cuban potajes, frijoles negros, and arroz con leche (rice pudding). Well, I gave in to my urge for comfort food. I put my to-do list on hold and set about the task of making a double order of savory frijoles negros (black beans). If I was going to give in, I was at least going to set up some dinners for the future. I have to say, making the black beans was great. Although, I increased my stress level that day, I now have 3 meals in my freezer ready to go whenever the anxiety monster strikes!
Stay tuned for the play by play on the frijoles and a postcard from Greensboro!