I spent way to much time in the kitchen tonight. I planned to make refried beans and spanish rice for dinner. Anyone who has made refried beans knows, it’s quite a time consumer. HOURs later I had a salty gritty concoction that I couldn’t serve. So I opened the freezer and made frozen chicken strips and fries with sweet peas from a can. Bleh. Well I forgive myself, I never said I was a great cook! In fact my tendency is to be a terrible cook. It is only for the love of my family (and my own desire not to eat soup and sandwiches every night) that I persevere in the kitchen. After dinner I packed all of our lunches for tomorrow. Another big time waster but mostly because I like that part! I used the spanish rice in our lunches for the park. Only now that I am looking at the pictures do I realize that red rice makes for a kind of gruesome face! Hindsight and all that.
If you’re wondering A’s lunch (which he insists is NOT a bento) has left over shredded chicken burrito and chicken strips.