Monday, March 1, 2010

OAMC - Almost a Disaster!

Wow. I had really expected to have a lot more done by 3:00 today. I had really intended to start cooking right away this morning and maybe even be working on cleaning up by now. I had really NOT planned on two of my kiddos getting up in the middle of the night with the stomach flu. UGH! After cleaning beds and sheets and doing laundry and bathing four kids, I was FINALLY able to start my master plan around 11:00 today. I realized that I had forgotten to soak the pinto beans overnight so I had to do a quick-soak method right away and get those cooking. Then, because I only have one large pan, I had to wait for the beans to finish cooking so that I could get the spaghetti cooking for spaghetti pie (remind me to pick up another one of these if ever I see a good sale would ya?). I made about 24 whole wheat belgian waffles, 2 spaghetti pies, 2 chicken, rice and spinach casseroles, a whole bunch of pinto beans (to be made into refried beans later) and 9 cups of cooked, brown rice. Okay, so I guess I did get quite a bit accomplished, huh? Check back later tonight for some pictures of everything that I made today!


  1. teeni SchellhornMarch 1, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Are you kidding? You got a TON done! Especially in light of having 2 sick kids. I meant to tell you that Hy-Vee does have quinoa in the bulk section but I forgot to check the price. Did you ever have a chance to try the bread recipe?

  2. Teeni-
    Thanks. I found quinoa at Walmart finally too but it is $9 for a little bag. So, in honor of Dave's
    "rice and beans" philosophy, instead of quinoa and red bean burritos, it will be rice and bean burritos for us! I am hoping to try the bread recipe soon. It sounds so good right 9:53 in the morning! I am such a bread-loving girl! Maybe you'd like to have a play date/bread making date sometime in the next couple of weeks?

  3. We would love to have a bread making/play date date! It is much easier to do the bread once you've seen it in person. It would literally take mere minutes to have you making some awesome bread. (I've been doing the whole wheat lately, and it is just as good!)

    If you check out the link above, I have gotten whole grains from them in the past. I thought their prices were VERY reasonable. Not sure if they have quinoa, but I've gotten a lot of other stuff--oats, buckwheat, barley, whole wheat, etc.

  4. one thing you need to remember about quinoa is that it is VERY tiny and seems expensive, but it expands 10 times its size when cooked. The other thing is that quinoa, despite its cost is the most perfect food on earth. It is a complete food on its own, protein and everything. So, 9.00 might seem expensive until you look at the difference between the nutrition in the rice vs. the quinoa. Try getting a 1/2 cup of it in a bulk bin and prove it to yourself. You will not be disappointed. Then when you see a deal, you will know if it is a good deal or not.