How I wish I had a profound money saving message to deliver tonight. I don’t. I wanted to give a quick update on how I’m sticking to the menu plan I outlined last night.
It looks like I won’t get around to making the Curried Rice with Shrimp. Rats! Just getting the year started and I’m already behind. Before you judge me, I’ve got a good excuse. I’m not feeling well, and I didn’t leave work until 9:30 PM. *Whine* That’s good enough, right? Plus, I’m still hungover from last night’s antihistamines. My asthmatic lungs aren’t taking too kindly to these freezing temperatures.
On the bright side, I went ahead and slow cooked the Black Bean Soup with Sausage last night. Seems several people had such high hopes for it. A colleague even commented on how good it smelled after I heated it in the microwave today at work. Well, I hate to say it, but it’s disgusting. It’s some of the most not very delicious soup I’ve ever had.
Maybe I’m the one sucks. It’s quite possible I hosed up the recipe, but it has a strong vinegary taste from the salsa. Reminds me of the time I misread 3 garlic cloves for 3 garlic medallions in a Greek chicken and potatoes recipe. (Don’t ask me how that happened. Although I can write, I clearly can’t read.) That too was disgusting, but I still ate it. And I’m going to eat my black beans and sausage.
Keeping with my New Year’s resolution of reducing waste by 75%, I’ve placed the failed dish in the freezer. I’m having it again tomorrow then I have to take a break from it.
*Hack, cough, sneeze* Feel sorry for me please.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go rub some Vicks VapoRub on my chest, then put on a pot of rice in preparation for the curried rice and shrimp I’m making tomorrow.
I’m sure you don’t want any.