Hey everyone, you should probably pop over to Boulder Sausage’s Facebook page and vote for me in the Colorado Recipe Blogger Challenge. All you have to do is simply “like” my photo of the corn dog bites I posted last week, and the person at the end of this week with the most votes wins a $500 gift card to home depot. Holler! I have a 1 in 5 chance, pretty awesome odds if you ask me! Get on over there, it takes you -2 seconds to do it!
Now, back to what you’re here for: food!
Sometimes, I am honestly so tired that I can’t even see straight. I am telling you this because I imagine you have days like this, too. Days when you work yourself to the bone, spread yourself too thin. I know you have these days, because you and me, we’re alike.
You want to shower your family with love and affection the way I do, you want to work hard for something bigger than yourself, you want to change the world, even if the world is as small as your dinner table. You want everything to get done. And sometimes, there truly aren’t enough hours in the day.
Because, contrary to popular belief, I don’t always have time to make homemade pasta. Hell, sometimes I don’t have time to put a bra on (ok, maybe that’s less of a time constraint and more of a “oh hell no, not today” thing.) Regardless, there are days where the thought of cooking makes even the happiest of kitchen dwellers want to cry.
People assume that because I love to cook that I never feel like making dinner is an obligation. Guys, I pms just like you do. Some days I laugh in Brian’s face when he asks me “What’s for dinner?” On those days, I respond with “You tell me, bucko. Cause it sure as Shirley isn’t coming from these fingertips.”
The point is two-fold:
A) I got your back. A new category on the blog which I’ve name “Dinner in a flash” will help you find dishes on the blog that take under 30 minutes and are relatively low effort dishes.
B) I got your back. As in, I feel you, sister.
Don’t get down on yourself if you have days where the stove starts talking to you like the one in beauty and the beast. Your family isn’t going to be scarred for life over that one day every blue moon that you needed a time out.
Hell, put yourself in time out, with a bottle of your favorite wine, sans your bra. Show that stress who really wears the sweatpants. And for the days you need a little help to get you through dinner hour, try this soup.
It’s quick and dirty, one pot, and hell, it’s even healthy.
I know, who am I?
- olive oil - 1 tablespoon
- onion - 2, diced
- garlic - 4 cloves, diced
- bell peppers - 2, diced
- corn - 1 ear, shucked
- green onion - 1/2 cup, diced
- cumin - 3 tablespoons
- crushed tomatoes - 1 28 ounce can
- hatch chilis - 2, diced
- vegetable broth - 4 cups
- cannelini beans - 1 can, drained
- avocado - slices for garnish
- lime - 1, juiced
- organic tortillas - for garnish
- cilantro - for garnish
- salt and pepper - to taste