Small thing, big win

Today after a walk to the library and park (25 miles down, 175 more for my goal!) I came home without any ideas for lunch. We were out of bread, had no leftovers to speak of, and I was tempted to go with peanut butter on crackers and some fruit.

But I took a deep breath, pulled some veggies out of our fridge and our garden and whipped up something super tasty and healthy in 20 minutes without a recipe.

This is NOT something I could have done a few years ago and it was awesome to see Mackenzie clean her bowl and go down for a nap with stomach full of goodness.

I’m learning, slowly but surely…

Here’s what I did:

– Chopped up 3 small candy onions from our CSA box last week
– Chopped up 3 cloves of garlic

Sauteed in a little bit of olive oil, with the lid of the pan ON so the onions have time to mellow before the garlic gets too brown.

– Chopped up 1 pretty big yellow zucchini from our CSA box
– Chopped up a small head of broccoli from our CSA box

Added those to the onions and let them cook for a few minutes.

– Halved about 8 cherry tomatoes from our garden
– Stripped the leaves off of 8 or so sprigs(?) of thyme from our garden
– Grabbed plain, leftover whole wheat couscous from the fridge

I dumped all those in the pan and stirred just until it was warmed through.

– Cracked some pepper on top and threw in some salt.

So colorful and delicious!

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About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.
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One Response to Small thing, big win

  1. lisa (lost pezhead) says:

    congrats – you rock!

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