Morning:) I just finished training an early a.m. session and now I’m enjoying a delicious breakfast throw back!
It has been for-ev-er since I’ve had oatmeal, let alone berries and cream oatmeal! It’s been a little warm here, but today there was a chill after the storm last night (more on that in a sec…) so oats sounded perfect
So yesterday afternoon after leaving the BIC and on the way to go train a couple clients, I stopped by one of my very favorite place:
Cran Apple Nine Grain bread
Can they please make all their sweet breads with nine grains?! This is a grainy, hearty bread with a subtle sweetness, sprinkled with bits of cranberry and apple. Basically, doughy heaven.
Do you have a Great Harvest Bread in your town?
Anyway, after training, I came home and got dinner started. On tonight’s menu was a twist on enchiladas!
The base was based off of the innards of Mama Pea’s tamales. I sauteed an onion, added garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and red wine vinegar. Then I added in honey and tomato sauce before bringing to a boil. Simmer.
From there, I took one big (La Tortilla Factory) tortilla and placed in in the bottom of a square pan, placed the bean mixture over the tortilla, and then placed another tortilla on top. Next, I splashed on half a can of salsa verde, followed by some shredded cheese. Cover with tin foil, bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover, and bake for 2-3 more minutes.
Topped with avocado slices, they turned out very delicious!! For Shane’s, I just added ground beef.
Funny/scary story: In the middle of baking the enchiladas the tornado sirens went off! There was a tornado on the ground in southeast Bloomington, headed toward Normal. Shane and I put Clarabelle in the basement and then went downstairs ourselves. When we got down there, we saw that we both took extra precautions:
Shane brought down the bottle of wine we’d opened while making dinner and I brought down snacks. So much for blankets and flashlights! haha Priorities, people
Thankfully, the warning only lasted about 10 minutes. It got a bit scary when the sirens went off, though. They’re so loud and menacing!
Have the line of storms the past couple of days affected your area at all?
I’m enjoying the conversation about the controversial commercials for Magnum ice cream. What do you think about Karl Lagerfield’s hypocritical commercials?
I’m excited because I’m taking a spin class tonight! I’ve been wanting to get to one ever since the kitty incident, and now I finally get to! woot!
Have a good Thursday, peeps! See you this afternoon.