It’s Meatless Monday! We usually have some version of rice & beans on Mondays. The hubs is more of a meat & potatoes kind of guy so this has been a big change for him. Actually, eating with me in general has been a big change for him! Have I mentioned that when we first married, he didn’t eat vegetables? Not. One. Not even the tiniest pieces of mushrooms from a can of Cream of Mushroom soup. Ridiculous! So, I set out to show him veggies weren’t so bad. Nine years later, he enjoys salads and is slow to start picking apart the veggies from his foods.
That being said, he is still sad if more than 2 dinners are meatless in a week.
Meatless Mondays also tend to have a Mexican theme. We love our Mexican food! Mexican food and Mexican tequila. Margaritas in fact. But, I digress. Back to dinner.
It’s pretty basic and almost always thrown together last-minute. I combined 1 can of Ranch Style beans with 3C cooked rice. I also added corn & peas from the freezer as well as 1/2 can of diced tomatoes for color & veggie content. Finally, there is homemade Taco Seasoning & salt. I used the recipe for the seasoning from here. Don’t forget when you cook with this seasoning, that there is no salt in it unlike the pre-packaged stuff. The first time I used it I couldn’t figure out why it was so under seasoned. That’s why!
For dessert we are still working on some of the Amish Friendship Bread from my recent baking storm. I’ve got another one of those coming up in 2 days.
What did you have for dinner?