Friday, November 20, 2009

Black Bean Soup- Two Ways

Hello! I have no idea how it is already 7 pm! Where did the day go? I had another comp day today and was VERY excited about it. I started my day off with some house cleaning and then ran out to get my hair done (such a great treat). I came home, downed some lunch, and ran out to finish up my Christmas shopping for Josh's family. I also got to pick Josh up from the airport!! He has been on a business trip all week and I missed him dearly (and so did Franky).

We did some relaxing at home and then I threw together my favorite black bean soup. I served Josh's soup with cheese quesadillas:

And dumped mine on top of a giant salad (in an attempt to lessen the mass amount of produce we have in our vegetable drawer):

Delicious! We're laying low tonight, watching movies & doing laundry. I have to get up early tomorrow to teach Body Step and Body Pump! What are you up to?

29 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Today definitely flew by!

Tonight I'm just watching some t.v. and relaxing - FINALLY :)


Good luck at Body pump tomorrow!

lesley living life said...

Sounds about like our evening : ) The day did go by fast but I'm glad, ha. And since Josh is now home I bet you were glad too ; )

Have a great weekend!! : )

Anne said...

That looks like a great meal! Ahh, you reminded me I need to do laundry... tomorrow... lol! I'm also taking this evening to relax :)

Molly said...

Hopefully the next few days will go by just as fast - I just want to be at home!

Maria said...

I am glad your Josh is home. What movies are you watching? Have fun relaxing!

Lauren said...

Mmmm, the soup looks awesome! Glad your hubby is home with you now. Have a great night and a even better weekend.

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

LOVE your two versions.. your hub is soo lucky that you make such yummy looking dishes!

It's a laundry night for me too... Im pretty crazy!

Enjoy your weekend, Erica!! :)

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Love the bean soup over the salad. Very inventive!!! Looked great.

homecookedem said...

Your soup looks great!! :)

We're doing the same thing... just had dinner now we're layin around listening to music! Soooo nice!! :)

laura dishes said...

There is just something about Friday that makes it fly by! If only Mondays were like that... :)

This is really random, but did you have a hard time finding a hair salon when you moved to Charleston? I love getting my hair done, but it took me over a year to find a salon that I really liked!

Jessica said...

I can't believe you already have Christmas shopping done! I don't have any done!

Jessica said...

I can't believe you already have Christmas shopping done! I don't have any done!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

Good luck at pump tomorrow! I am watching The Boy play video games and working on a blog post :-)

Holly said...

i am reading blogs, checking a few things off the to do list and GOING TO BED!

enjoy your weekend :)

Yum Yucky said...

I've got to try this soup homemade. I bought it from TJ's in the can but I hated it. Ack!

Mom on the Run said...

Great soup!!

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Britt said...

Good use of the soup! Cannot believe you have to have some of your shopping done already....um I haven't really thought about Christmas presents yet.

Tonight we did drinks after work and then dinner with friends... I was tired so headed home, but the hubby is still out. Cannot wait for tomorrow headed to Boston for Afternoon Tea with the ladies!

Tatum said...

I'm workin tonight (like always) but I love nights in, they are the best. Your dinner looks good. One of my favorite things to eat is black beans mixed with rotel(tomatoes and chilis) on top of baby spinach. So yummy!

The Healthy Diary said...

I am going to do NOthing. Thats my plan :)

Yummy dinner!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

And dumped mine on top of a giant salad (in an attempt to lessen the mass amount of produce we have in our vegetable drawer)---That is totally right up my alley! And I love how that brock on the plate just looks so crunchy and awesome. GReat soupy salad :)

Pam said...

Glad Josh is home safe again, Sweetie!

Enjoy!

Alison said...

Black bean soup is one of my favs - I'll have to check your recipe out! Welcome home Josh - it's always nice to be reunited after some time apart. :)

katherine said...

Can you believe we all actually made it to Friday (Saturday now)?? The week took forever, but Friday flew! Glad you had a nice relaxing night with your husband :)

Krista said...

I feel like the whole week has just flown by! Holy cow!

Hope you enjoyed a relaxing evening with your boys! :)

Julie said...

awww yay for josh being home :) glad frank is happy too!

hmm well last night i saw new moon which i hate to say it but i liked haha and then today i've got a whole lot of nothing planned :)

i want to make pumpkin chili this weekend! i feeel like i remember you having a recipe for that? yes? haha

teresa said...

loving the salad! you need to post pics of your haircut! aside from getting new clothes, getting my hair done is the best thing ever!

tam said...

Black bean soup looks yummy! x

Tricia said...

Yum, I LOVE black bean anything.

Trainerpack said...

I am sick right now and have no appetite but those cookies look delicious