First I got a pot (ok, a rice cooker) of quinoa going. I used vegetable broth, two chopped green onions, and a few tablespoons of jarred dehydrated vegetables. Doesn't look like much, but it cooked up nice and fluffy! The little guy loved it.
While that was simmering, I chopped a handful of colorful bell peppers and half of a sweet onion and set them aside to marinate in olive oil and balsamic vinegar until The H was ready to throw them on the grill.
Our chicken got a very basic barbecue sauce bath, but it turned out great.
I put together a quick little snack plate for us--rice crackers, homemade roasted garlic, Laughing Cow light cheese wedges, and sliced smoked gouda--and then the three of us hung out together while The H manned the grill. The little guy and I took turns sharing cheese crackers and playing with sidewalk chalk. Not pictured is the beautifully delicious red wine we popped open.
Finally, almost dinner time! What does a bored, tired little guy do while his mom sets the table? Kick back with a cold one, of course! (Please note: sippy contains milk!)
So I was all proud of these "progression pics" but would you believe that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product? Of course you would. I guess that's what a 9-mile run and two glasses of wine will do to a person... sorry! (In related news, I slept like a rock.) The leftover chicken and peppers got chopped up and tossed into a bowl of quinoa for one of our lunches this week. Hope you had a great and successful Saturday, too!