How exactly do you enjoy getting dressed and living when it is 107 degrees outside? I love this new top and skirt, but you might notice that my face is looking a little bedraggled. That is from having just finished 'Mockingjay' by Suzanne Collins. It's the third in the 'Hunger Games' series, and just devastated me. I love young adult fiction that tells it like it is, no covering up the feelings when you lose someone, no easy answers to complicated questions, just honest human interaction. These books are brilliant, you must read them.
My apartment looks deceptively clean behind me! hahahaha
If you haven't noticed, I'm taking a turn on this blog. I'll be talking about my life in general, food, fashion, all kinds of things. I hope that you all, my faithful few readers, will stick with me while I figure myself out here.
I've been trying to make a effort to look good everyday, but with the heat that we've had it's been a challenge. This pic is from the end of the day, after I pulled my hair up to cook, after I took out my earrings and took off my sandals. This top is an old faithful and I hit myself for not purchasing it in five or six colors.
Shorts: Lane Bryant
Tonight's dinner is my favorite easy recipe - Taco Soup. I make variations of this depending on what I have in my cabinets. Tonight I made it with Ground Turkey, but usually it's beef. And, yes, that is a glass of Kool-Aid.
1 pound Ground Beef or Turkey
1 packet Taco Seasoning
1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Kidney Beans
1 can Lima and/or Black Beans
1 can Whole Corn Kernels
1 can Sliced Carrots
Brown the meat in deep pot, sometimes I will caramelize some onions first and then add the meat to cook, drain oil off then add both seasoning packets. At this point I like to add about an half cup of wine or Balsamic Vinegar, but it's not necessary. Reduce liquids. Add all other ingredients, with the water in their cans. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes. I sometimes add pasta. This can easily be done in the Crock Pot and it is delicious!
Ohh, the uselessness of an alarm that I can easily sleep through. Yesterday started in a rush, when I woke up to the realization that I had been sleeping through the alarm by about 30 minutes. My hairs didn't get washed, since I knew I was headed to a haircut that night anyway, but I was also feeling super uninspired by my closet. I am officially starting another shopping ban, so it's all about remixing for the rest of 2010. This top is one of those things that I can throw on and get complimented on all day. I actually have no idea why, but it's super soft and comfy in the heat.
Top - Lane Bryant
Jeans - Lane Bryant
Pink Chucks - JCPenneys
I must find someone to take pics for me so that I can stop doing to in the mirror style ones.
One of the many joys of living on my own is getting to cook. Or rather, not having to cook, and not having to justify my food choices to anyone else. Tonight, after attending Pecha Kucha at Starline, I came home and fixed myself a fried bologna sandwich.
Yum, look at that fried bologna deliciousness!
I also adore my newly organized pantry cabinet ---->