Bring On the Good News!March 17, 2009 at 1:43 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
Tags: black beans, cabbage, garlic, marinara, Onions, peas, rice
Today is one of the best days ever because I found out I got into my top choice law school!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m still on cloud nine. I keep saying to myself that I am going to that law school because I still can’t believe it. Gosh I’m sooo happy!
I’m hoping the good news keeps on coming this week…mainly in regards to the ortho appointment I have on Thursday. Eep! Happy thoughts… I actually went on the elliptical today and it didn’t hurt! I went on for 40 minutes and kept it at a really low resistance. I think that made the difference.
Unfortunately James didn’t get home until 8:30 tonight so I was a bundle of energy! So I set out to make something new! We had a head of cabbage in our fridge that I wanted to use so I thought making stuffed cabbage leaves would be fun. I used Kath’s recipe, with some modifications. Here’s what I used:
Stuffed Cabbage Leaves
- TJ’s Brown Rice Medley (“A blend of long-grain brown rice, black barley and daikon radish seeds)
- Black beans
- Half a very small onion
- 1/4 c. crushed blistered peanuts
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Cup Diced cabbage
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
I sauteed everything together until everything was soft. Then, after I steamed some of the larger cabbage leaves, I put 1/3 c. of the mixture into each leaf…..
rolled it up and put it seam down in a baking dish.
Then I put 1 c. of prepared marinara sauce on top + a big hand full of shredded lite Mexican blend cheese from TJ’s. I baked it at 400* for 17 minutes then broiled it for 4 minutes.
Post Texas Pete smothering:
This was the first time I used the garam masala so I was pretty excited and this did not disappoint! It was a different flavor then we’re used to eating, but in a good way. This wasn’t heavy at all. I think the addition of crushed peanuts was a winner. I think even adding a little peanut sauce to the rice would help bring out the other spices more. Or maybe instead of topping it with marinara, topping it with a peanut sauce. James is currently having seconds.
Okay. Now it’s time for chocolate, reading in bed and sleep! See you tomorrow!