I’m easy to please. Ok, well, if you ask my mom, she’d say otherwise, but, in general, it doesn’t take much to make me happy. Of course, there are things that I am ”˜particular’ about, but isn’t everyone? I guess what I am trying to say is the simple things in life make me the happiest.
Tonight, for instance, I cuddled on the couch with M & m with a glass of wine in my hand and Dexter on the television, and I couldn’t have been happier. There was nothing more I wanted at that moment.
We used the wine glasses from my bridal shower tonight!
Ahhhh”¦ I love nights like tonight.
This evening’s dinner came straight from Real Simple’s Dinner in 15 Minutes Flat online tool, which is my newest obsession. I played with it for a good 20 minutes the other night.
To use it, you just select the main ingredient and cooking style, and then it spits out a bunch of recipes based on those criteria. I’m a big fan of the 5 Ingredients or Less option!
Tonight, I picked Pasta/Rice/Grains + Easy and ended up with Pasta with Tuna and Black Olive Vinaigrette. It was a really simple recipe and sort of reminded me of pasta tuna salad, but with a more salty, olive flavor. (I also added some crumbled feta to the mix.)
On the side, I had some honey-roasted root vegetables. (There’s still a ton of leftovers!)
After dinner, I enjoyed a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar and a handful of dried apricots. My sweet tooth was en fuego this evening, but the apricots eventually satisfied it.
Off to relax with my boys a little more and then to bed!
Good night! 😀
What simple things in your life make you happy?