Six years ago, I had the best Valentine's Day surprise ever! My little girl was born. The reason it was such a surprise was because she was nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. On top of that, she was almost born in the car! In a matter of hours, Sleek and I went from thinking we had a few more weeks before the baby came, to holding her in our arms. I had one of those fast, painless labors that women hate me for. I wouldn't change a thing about it. She was healthy, and I was like: "Wow! That wasn't bad at all!" It was the best Valentine's Day ever!
I haven't done too much cooking this week, as Sleek has been working late again. I just can't stand making a big meal and sitting down to eat it all by myself. Monday night, I made some really good veggie burritos with a sour-cream sauce. For the filling, I sauteed some carrots, onion, red pepper and broccoli. I added some black beans too. I seasoned it with the same taco seasoning I used for the veggie tacos. For the sour-cream sauce, I used about a cup of "Lite" sour-cream, some no-chicken broth, and a can of green chiles. It was really good, but didn't have the super-smooth texture I was hoping for. Maybe because I used "Lite" sour cream? I served them with a side of Mexican-style rice, which is brown rice cooked and tossed in a pan with sauteed onion, garlic and a can of diced tomatoes. Throw in some Chili powder and cumin for flavor.
Last night, I made some pasta pomodoro and roasted asparagus. I was worn out from making so many heart sugar-cookies for Annelies's V-day party at school, so I kept it simple. The heart cookies came out looking so good! I hope the kids like them.
I think I've listened to The Water about 10 more times since my last post. I'm still loving it like crazy, but I've also been listening to The Avett Brothers, and that album is just out-of-control as well.