Ah cooking! Something I absolutely LOVE to do. These are the pics of my chicken tacos and rice that I made. The awesome thing was I made my first tomatillo sauce. The recipe I followed was actually for a green chili enchilada type thing but we did tacos instead. The sauce turned out really good and I loved trying the tomatillos. I've never cooked with them before so I was excited to try something new.
And then there was BBQ... We made BBQ burgers, two types of chicken and the funky looking thing is a grillable cheese. I love cheese so when I heard there was a type of cheese you could grill I was all over it. This was actually the second type we've tried. It's rather salty yet smooth cheesy goodness. MMM!!!
On our BBQ day I also tried another first. Mushroom Parmesan Risotto. I'd heard risotto is hard and that it's easy to ruin so I was a little nervous but I love to try new things. I followed the recipe and used some tips I got from watching an episode of Good Eats called Do The Rice Thing. Ah at least my Food Network obsession is paying off.
This is a closer view of the risotto. Served with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. YUM! Joe liked it and it was even good the next day. AMAZING!
Once we put it all together we had the risotto, burgers, grilled cheese and grilled veggies. Ah I love grilled veggies. I love cooking with Joe. We make such good food. MMMM!!!
Things have been a little crazy at work lately. My team member, and friend, who has been with me the longest accepted a wonderful opportunity that was a good career move for her. Sadly for me, that means the process of re-hiring and training a new person. I got lucky and we had an internal candidate that accepted the position which reduces some of the work for me but is still a stressful process. I decided it was time to breathe and relax and look for the little things in life that are beautiful. I found some lovely things in my parents backyard that reminded me that even in a yard that looks mostly dead there are still beautiful things and signs of life.
This week I encourage you to take a moment and look around. Find something beautiful and meaningful to you. It doesn't have to be big because sometimes it's the little things that make life worthwhile.
I love when I go back and come across something on my blog where I talk about where life is at because it's so interesting to see where I was and where I am now. Today I came across an old post about A Piece of Me. It was a monthly challenge where you'd answer the same prompts each month and share a piece of yourself with your readers.
I tried to follow some of the links on the post but it looks like the original creator of this either moved or took down her blog. If anyone comes across the original creator if she's got something new going on let me know and I'd be glad to link back to credit her for creating this but as of now I guess you just get to see what I wrote. Today I'm going to answer the same prompts again for old times sake.
This month... I likethe fall season. The cooler temps, colors of the leaves changing, and just enjoying this time between summer and winter. AH. Fall and spring are my jam. I would totally move to a place with perpetual spring/fall we…
In case you missed the last Motovated Monday I wanted to make sure you got a dose of Kid President today. Go out there and make today awesome for somebody.
Oh and leave your comment below of something you think we all should say more often. Mine is I love you just the way you are. We're all on a journey and no one is perfect and I feel if more people felt supported as they are they could become everything they were meant to be on their own terms instead of trying to fit in to what society tells them they should be. Follow your dreams people! Let's make the world a better place by being completely, totally, uniquely YOU!