My sister-in-law got me a new cookbook for Christmas this year. (We already exchanged gifts with Sleek's brothers and their families.) The cookbook is called The Hippy Gourmet's Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating. Apparently, there was once a PBS show, The Hippy Gourmet. I somehow have never heard of it. Anyway, it's a pretty cool cookbook. After looking through it, I couldn't wait to try out some of the recipes. Last night was the first one. The Green Chile and Rice Casserole. I've been wanting to make a good, reasonably healthy Mexican-style casserole for quite a while. This recipe called for two cups of sour cream and three cups of Monterey Jack cheese. I don't know...I didn't want to turn this into a somewhat healthier version of the Pizza Bake, so I only used about 1 1/4 cups of light sour cream and 1 1/2 cups of cheese. It was delicious. I can't imagine that it would've been better with the full amounts of sour cream and cheese.
To go with it, I made my same old refried beans and some broccoli. Sleek and I have been wanting Mexican, and this definitely hit the spot.
I was in the mood for some classical music, and my NPR stream kept cutting out on me. I made a fantastic new discovery: Pandora's classical, string-ensemble station. I don't know folks, I may be listening to that for the next month, at least!