Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday happenings

Today has been a sorta lazy day for me.  I did get a black beans recipe in the crockpot earlier in the day and then I made rice to serve with it.  Hubby and I liked it.  It was a little bit spicy but not too much.  I think it will be a keeper.  It is freezable as well.  I'll post the recipe at the end of this post.

Daughter had lunch with her Grandmama and Aunt Pat today at their favorite BBQ restaurant.  She wasn't hungry when dinner was made.  So she passed.  Maybe she'll try the recipe later.

Climbing Mount Laundry a little today and running the dishwasher is about all that got done around the house.  We plan on taking some things to our storage unit tomorrow or after church sometime on Sunday..

Our daughter's bedroom is nearly finished.  Really just needs a good deep cleaning.  She has new curtains (room darkening), and new comforter set and sheets and bed ruffle.  It is gorgeous.  Black and white comforter and shams and hot pink polka dot bed sheets.  She has a new decorative pillow to add to her already generous amount of pillows. She got a new hot pink bar stool height chair for sitting in front of her dresser/vanity area and a 10 drawer cart to hold all of her beauty items.  Oh, and a new floor lamp with different pinkish/purplish shades to help with the lighting in her dresser/vanity area.    It's very girly :)

Also, daughter's bathroom is no longer a Hello Kitty bathroom but is a Paris themed bathroom.  It is gorgeous.  I'll see if I can get some photos up of both of these rooms soon.  They look so pretty.

I need to give my bedroom and bath a deep cleaning.  I've purchased new towels and rugs for my bath and hot pink and lime green closet organizers for my closet.  I am hoping to get some help with the painting once I decide on which shade I want my bedroom and bath to be.  Decisions, decisions...

Next, the craft room and guest room need some much needed love.  I'll keep you updated on those projects.

Thanks for stopping by my Chaos Cottage.  Please come by again and leave a comment so I know you stopped by.  Look for the recipe below.

Black Beans

1 pound smoked sausage cut into pieces--I used turkey sausage
3 cans (15-oz.) black beans, drained
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
2 tsp. minced garlic (4 cloves)
2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 chicken bouillon cube
5 bay leaves
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 cup water

Rice (enough to serve 8)

Combine all ingredients, except rice in a crockpot.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove bay leaves. Either serve HOT or cool and FREEZE.

When preparing to serve, heat to boiling and simmer 15 minutes.

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