As awesome as October can be, I’m glad it’s over because it was a month for me! It feels like I ran the Urban Cow 6 months ago, not one month ago! This year October was an emotional roller coaster of sadness losing Skipper and Shadow, celebration, lots of drama at work, and some adventure. It was nice to take a little down time and disconnect this weekend. Halloween was very laid back here, we had Thai takeout and handed out candy while watching Grave Encounters on Netflix. It’s a creepier blend of Silent Hill and The Blair Witch Project. It also rained here most of Halloween which probably sucked for the trick-or-treaters, but awesome since we need rain and it cooled the temps down nicely, low enough use the fireplace this weekend. Smokey and Miko were thrilled about that.
Miko enjoyed toasting his rear most of the morning.
And we started getting into the Christmas spirit already, why not? Hubby surprised me with these cute holiday door mats.
It’s been a pretty quiet this weekend food wise, lots of green breakfast smoothies.
And I created a curry cinnamon apple dressing that needs a little tweaking before posting.
We also saw Birdman which is an awesomely unique and original movie.
I’m still perfecting my skills in working with dried beans, I soaked these for 8 hours before adding them to the pressure cooker with water, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute, and maybe a few others I grabbed from the spice drawer, I was just going with it.
I cooked on high for 10 minutes and released on low for about 7 minutes.
The end result was came out very tasty and filling with a savory tang and variety of textures.
The texture of the lima beans was interesting, some were very soft, but a few were still pretty firm, but overall good. And the plentiful leftovers will be great for lunches this week.