Yesterday was kind of an unproductive day around here. I started about ten different things and didn’t really ever finish anything. Do you ever have days like that? I had lots of plans for the day which included going to the gym, doing some paperwork, and going to the grocery store. I did eventually get the paperwork and the grocery store chores done (although I DID have to send Ryan back to the store for two things I forgot).
Last night, I made two things for dinner that really did not go together. One item worked. The other didn’t.
First, I made southwestern egg rolls. They were… eh… ok. Not fabulous. I stuffed egg roll wrappers with chicken, cabbage, corn, black beans, and salsa. It sounded good in my head. But… they just really didn’t have a lot of flavor. And as luck would have it, the pictures didn’t turn out.
I made a couscous salad to go with it. I mentioned this salad recently when my sister Adrienne made it at the beach.
This is one of my favorite side dishes. I started with garlic and olive oil flavored couscous. Cook according to package directions, but when you add the couscous to the boiling water, you also add grape tomatoes, a clove of fresh, minced garlic, a few basil leaves, green onions, cucumber, and chopped onion. No specific amounts—just however much you like.
So at least I have leftovers for lunch today. This salad is so light and flavorful. The veggies aren’t cooked, but because you add them to the hot couscous, they soften just a bit.
My goals for today are to exercise, unload the dishwasher, and clean up around here. Let’s see if I can get to all that. :)
Oh, and here are a couple more shots of the munchkin swimming. We took her to the pool on Sunday and she was like a little fish. I am so proud.