The bean theme continued today. Who knew it was possible to have so many beans so many different ways … all in one day?
Before the fountain of frijoles started up, however, I had my usual mid-morning snack at 10:30. I think the sugar cookie sleigh ride tea may have been flirting with my yogurt:
The yogurt included 1/2 cup yogurt (obv), 1/2 chopped apple, 1/3 chopped banana, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and 1 tbsp kashi golean crunch. Always the highlight of my morning :-).
The bean-fest began at lunchtime. Apparently, I’ve been bean-collecting lately without even realizing it! Here’s how it started:
I brought the green beans (for yesterday actually, but I didn’t get to them then). Vianni made the rice and beans top center, and I mixed in a bit of brown basmati that I brought from home today (I was thinking ahead this morning, clearly!:
The beans on the left are the beans I froze a few weeks ago when my coworker Belkis made them for me:
This is half of the portion I brought in yesterday for lunch (which I never ate). The other half is planned for tomorrow, along with the other half of the beans on the right, left over from the parents’ group with Inginia yesterday:
The item at the bottom of the plate put a temporary halt to the bean theme. Along with her beans, Vianni also brought me this deliciously seasoned meat:
Next up, I had one bite each of Myrna’s spaghetti and yucca:
And a rib that Deborah’s mom made:
A bit of sancocho that Mildred’s mom made (see the plantain and pumpkin pieces?!) and a bit of Inginia’s cabbage soup:
Plus some of Nitza’s chunky sabra hummus on pieces of the amazing Eli’s health loaf (and on a piece of lettuce):
Bean tally so far: (1) string beans, (2) Vianni’s red beans, (3) Belkis’ habichuelas, (4) Inginia’s gandules, (5) Nitza’s hummus (aka garbanzos).
Candy today was a slight improvement from yesterday. I still had 4 of my sugar-free mints, but I didn’t go as wild on the real candy jar. I had one mini chocolate lollipop, a mini tootsie roll, and a giant strawberry blowpop:
And an orange for my 4pm snack:
The beans came back en force for my dinner:
One piece of pumpkin kibbi (garbanzos again):
1/4 cup Belkis’ beans:
And 1/2 cup kale & date curry (lentils):
Phew, I think that just about covers it! Belkis’ beans were a repeat, so I consumed a total of seven different types of bean dishes today. How is that even possible?
I am home a bit earlier than expected because Gina had to reschedule the movie we were planning to see tonight, but I am thrilled about it :-). I think I will get to bed on time. Wild. Do you have a bedtime?
Don’t forget to check in with Mara at What’s for Dinner? for more info on this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient (BSI) contest featuring oranges!