The birds and the fishes.
My morning routine usually includes meal planning. This doesn’t relate to my need to keep lists so much as a logical thing to do in case anything needs to be defrosted for the meal.
Yesterday was Sunday, and I had a bunch of beef defrosted (enough so that I was going to grind up a bunch and freeze it in patties). Also, when I woke up, I was looking forward to having a burger covered in creamy yogurt sauce for supper.
Come supper time. Not in the mood for beef. Sigh. Not in the mood for eggs. Sigh. Not in the mood for just veggies nor for a wheat day. I haven’t wanted take out in a very long time, and yesterday was no different. But it was almost 7pm and I hadn’t eaten all day.
While not technically a one pot meal, this was about as easy as it gets. I put a quarter cup uncooked rice and some water in the rice cooker and let it do its thing. When it was done, I took a can of mussels packed in a spicy, oily, tomato-y sauce, and a drained can of sardines packed in water, and dumped them into a hot pan. I added the juice of half a lemon, a ton of hot sauce, and some cayenne pepper. Stirred and added the cooked rice. Topped with some parmesan. Easy yummyness.
And to think I used to look at those little cans as just something to eat with a fork, or at most, something to dump on top of cold chopped tomatoes.
From half way around the world, seaweed posted seeing a beautiful heron and it reminded me of how much I used to love the wildlife in Florida. We also had egrets and herons.
And as if the planet wanted to show that it had a sense of humor, we also had pelicans.
And even though we didn’t have these, Blue Footed Boobies are one of my favorite birds.