Check out the scene as I drove home from work this evening.
The pouring rain meant no walk for this little girl:
It also meant no trip to to PetSmart to get her nails clipped, which I think made her quite happy.
Sadie didn’t seem too thrilled about the idea when I tweeted about it earlier…
Her rebuttal via her own twitter account:
Seriously though, what kind of a dog has a twitter account? 😉
Dreary Day Dinner
Since Sadie’s walk and nail clipping appointment were no longer on the agenda, the rainy weather meant slipping into comfy pajamas right when I walked in the door.
I busted out my comfy flannel pj pants for the first time in months. Who cares if it’s in the 80s outside? Dreary weather demands cozy clothes!
After changing, it was time to get a lil’ dirty in the kitchen.
(Thanks, Rachel for my new super-soft tank top!)
We had some lean ground beef waiting to be cooked into something delicious in the fridge, so I made us beef and cucumber bowls using Asian flavors and spices.
To make the beef, I first sautéed 3/4 of a large onion in a pan before adding the beef.
I then added soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and chili sauce to the mix and let it simmer for a bit while I chopped up a cucumber.
After topping the cucumber slices with the Asian beef, dinner was ready for eatin’.
The cold, crispness of the cucumber slices were the perfect compliment to the heat from the beef.
Gotta love flavorful, healthy dinners that take less than 20 minutes to prepare!
I’m off to relax on the couch with a book for the rest of the night.
Asian Beef Cucumber Bowl (adapted from Real Simple’s Asian Beef and Mango Salad)
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 3/4 large onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 2 tsp. chili sauce with garlic
- 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
- 1 extra large cucumber
- Sautee onion in a pan sprayed with cooking spray until tender
- Add beef and brown
- Add hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, chili sauce and soy sauce and let simmer for approximately 5 minutes
- Slice cucumber
- Top cucumber slices with beef mixture and enjoy!