I discovered a new way of cooking last year, thanks to my younger sister who has become a very adventurous cook, always trying something new. She gave me a cookbook called "Glorious One Pot Meals" by Elizabeth Yarnell. http://www.gloriouspotmeal.com/
Of course I *had* to buy a really cool new pot to make this in -- a 2.5 quart Staub "French" oven - gorgeous enameled cast iron pot. The idea is to layer your starch, meat (if you want) and lots of fresh raw veggies and spices - cook them at 450 for 45 minutes and *voila* you have a yummy, healthy meal that's actually fun to make and only 1 pot to clean up!
This dinner came out delish! I peeled a sweet potato and cubed it and put it on the bottom. Then laid 8 chicken tenderloins across, then a chopped onion, then 1 sliced carrot, a couple handfuls of fresh green beans, 1 chopped slice of bacon, some sea salt between the layers and fresh ground pepper. I then added some BBQ sauce on top. YUMM!!!
I made this after I returned home from swimming for an hour in the sparkling salt water pool at LA Fitness.
Then while I was catching up on the doings of the We Love Lucy group in Ravelry, got inspired to order several skeins of cotton blend yarn from KnitPicks - which just happens to be located in Vancouver, WA - just 1/2 hour away! But they don't have a storefront! But if you order $50 of yarn you get free shipping. Easy, yes? :-)
I hope you had a wonderful day too... hugsssss... Teresa