Today was Jack and Isla’s last day of Mother’s Day Out before spring break. I’m sorry, but weren’t they JUST out for Christmas? This year is flying (and more importantly, what the heck are we going to do to keep busy next week?? Yikes…). I tried to be productive- squeezed in a workout at the gym, then Bed Bath & Beyond, Homegoods, met my mom for lunch, World Market, Target and then it was time to pick up the kids. It’s truly amazing how if Jack & Isla are with me, I might get ONE errand done. When it’s just me I can fit in about 20. Anyway, I’m desperate to find a rug for the living room to replace our nasty old IKEA model. No luck so far. Too many options- I get overwhelmed and then end up buying a candle or nail polish and leaving. It’s very productive.
Sooooo…. that was rambling! For dinner tonight I made a dish that my friend Marie posted in a blog comment a few weeks ago. You just heat a Tbs of olive oil, then pour in a box of Trader Joe’s Israeli couscous and stir until browned. Then you add 1/2 a chopped onion and a few handfuls of greens (Marie suggested frozen kale but I had a giant bag of mixed greens- kale, chard and spinach- that needed to be used ASAP) and stir for a few minutes, until the greens wilt. I also added some minced garlic. Then pour in 1 3/4 cup of chicken broth (or water), bring to a boil, cover and let simmer until the liquid is absorbed… about 12 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with feta and serve:
SO GOOD. Next time I want to stir in some shredded chicken or sauteed shrimp.
(For our “main” I just baked a couple of those tortilla-crusted tilapia filets from Costco, and we also had our ever-present roasted broccoli.)
I went to a Noonday jewelry party tonight, and when I got home the kids were WILD. They had a fun game going of trying to tag-team suffocate me with blankets.
I’m sleeping with one eye open tonight…