Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So busy!

I can't believe how busy I have been lately.  Between the kids, the house, getting ready for the holidays, taking a girl's trip to CA and Inspired to Scrap, my time just vanishes!

Anyhow, I wanted to share a few things that are going on around here.  :)
1. I am having a great time being inspired in our journaling class right now!  Our designers and guest designer are amazing and have such fabulous ideas! (you can totally still join if you want to!!! Scroll down here to register- )

2. I've been scrapping and sketching...but it's been mostly for classes. :( I will share a little peeky though!! This is from an upcoming challenge in the journaling class currently going on.)

3. I am still menu planning!  I do it every week without fail.  But lately, we've been making lots of the same old boring and easy meals.  I have just had a hard time finding a lot of time to cook. Here's a yummy and easy recipe we had last night (and have had many times). Everyone loves this here!
Black Beans and Rice

Kielbasa (I use the lean turkey variety)
2 cans black beans-drained and rinsed (I dumped in one can without draining it)
1 can diced tomatoes (Mexican if you have them) (not drained)
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
cooked white rice
avocado-optional but really good with it

Slice the sausage into bite-sized pieces. Throw it in a skillet and sear. Toss the garlic, cook another minute or two then add the beans and tomatoes and let it all simmer.

Serve the bean mixture over rice and garnish with sliced avocado.
Have you cooked anything easy and yummy lately that I can add to our rotation??

4. Haven't had ANY time at the sewing machine in months. :( This totally makes me sad.  I need to find time in 2011 for some sewing.  I have several quilts and other projects I want to work on.
Have you made anything fun lately???
Let me know you are still around!  I will try to be better about updating my blog. :)

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