Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Spicy Jalapeno Orzo

I will not lie to you guys.

Tonight I suffered from a "make whatever is in the pantry" dinner.

You know what I am talking about. When you haven't been to the grocery store...don't feel like going...refuse to get fast food...would rather eat all carbs than spend $40 on pizza delivery?

So what was on the menu tonight? A box of macaroni and cheese, reheated pretzel buns and what turned out to be excellent orzo.

I was so impressed with this orzo, I kept telling my husband to try it all night...until he finally did...and he loved it. Enough about how I am too lazy to go to the store. On to the recipe!

Spicy Jalapeno Orzo

2 Tablespoons Oil (olive, vegetable, whatever)
Quarter of a white Onion, chopped
Half of a Jalapeno, chopped (more if you can take the heat)
2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Cup Orzo
Salt and Pepper (I use a lot, but this is all up to you)

Heat up your skillet: medium heat.
Saute the onion and jalapeno in the oil for about 5 minutes or until there is some color on the veggies.
Salt and pepper your veggies.
Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil.
Add the orzo. Salt and pepper. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Stir it, let it set for a few minutes and eat it up!

If your orzo starts to look a little dry, add a dash more chicken broth. If your orzo is a little soupy, simmer a bit longer.

My cooking is not an exact science, I wish it were so that I could give you amazing instructions. 

I hope you enjoy this! I sure did!

What's the weirdest "make whatever is in the pantry" dinner you have ever made?

Life, Lily Pads and Bad Blogging

What makes a "bad" blogger? 

A blogger who doesn't post for three months? Or a blogger who lets their domain expire?

I think I have been a "bad" blogger.

The truth of it is, my life has been a bit of a whirlwind during the past few months. I went through a job transition, which has been turning out to be fabulous. I have learned the meaning of "drained" and "overwhelmed". I spent my summer balancing graduate school, old job, new job and always: my family. The truth of it is, many nights I come home and can barely muster up the energy to turn on QVC before bed.

I love blogging. I love creating things. I love writing. I love the blogging world. I love link parties. I love meeting new bloggers. I love comments. I love social media. I love photographs.

I hope to be a better blogger over the next few months. As always, thanks for reading: blogs are happier when they have readers :)

Have you ever been a "bad" blogger?


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