I had to bust out the monkey plate tonight:
Though I will say, this time it wasn’t to help me get over a bad day, just a long one.
Anyway, that glob of food is Mexican lasagna. This is a horrible picture, but it tasted pretty good. I’ve made this a few times before, after discovering it at Margaret’s Cantina back in Chapel Hill one summer. I think I made it every three days at one point when I was trying to “perfect the recipe.” Which I promptly forgot. So I just made up a new one. Basically, I sauteed some bell peppers, ~ 3/4 cup corn, and mushrooms, mixed those with a can of black beans (drained and rinsed) and a can of diced tomatoes (drained some). Then I spread a little of that mixture on the bottom of a baking dish, layered four small corn tortillas on it, sprinkled about 1/4 cup of colby jack cheese, added 2/3 of the remaining veggie mixture, covered with four more small corn tortillas, another 1/4 cup of cheese, and the rest of the veggies. And then I baked it at 350 for 25 minutes. It makes six Jenny sized servings (see above) and probably 3 or 4 Matt sized servings.
Again, with the precision. I should have been a scientist.
I didn’t realize until I was eating it that I had completely forgotten to add any seasoning whatsoever. Good move! I smothered my portion in salsa to make up for it. Also, in the future, I will add much more cheese.
Matt recently blew my mind by revealing that we have free on-demand service that includes my favorite channel ever, Exercise TV. My sister introduced me to it when I went to NC last winter, and I’ve never been so excited.
So, while I was eating diner, I watched an upper body workout featuring Jackie Warner and a few of those scary women from Work Out. As it happens, watching someone else exercise is just as tiring as exercising yourself. So I decided not to. But I’m getting back in my routine tomorrow. Really. I’m saying it on the internet, so now I’m accountable.
And, if I’m going to do that, I better go to bed now. As predicted, I was up late last night, finishing The Road and crying and crying.