Do you ever want to zone out and not think for just an hour or even a couple of days? That is how I feel lately. It is not that I’m not super stressed; I just can’t seem to have a coherent thought (Shhh Anna). It is probably due to all of the changes lately.
I’m trying to stay motivated to put myself on a schedule and be a little more organized. I keep saying that but I figured with this move, I actually could do so. I failed with my first task today – excising this morning. I woke up a little too late to ride my bike. I did take a break at lunch to walk and I’m trying to motivate myself to go out for another short walk to wake up.
I did have some motivation and edited a bunch of pictures this past weekend. I don’t know why but I never remember when I’m at home. I forced myself Sunday night to edit a couple of folders, so I could actually write a post, instead of making my kids’ lunches (I had to make their lunches Monday morning instead of excising).
When I’m in one of these phases, I find it is the perfect time for a cheater recipe. I tend to make these types more often than I like to admit.
20 Minutes Chili (I know it is wrong)
4 Cloves of Crush Garlic (about 1 Tb)
1 Small Onion (1/2 a Cup)
1 Tsp of Salt and Pepper
1 Lb of Ground Beef
2 Can (12 oz) of crushed Tomatoes
1 Tsp of Cumin
1 Tsp of Paprika
1 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper
*You could add more spices if you like but I’m a wuss and I can’t handle too much heat.
- Sautee the garlic and onion in a medium stock pot coated with olive oil on medium heat
- Once the onion becomes translucent and the garlic starts to brown, add the ground beef. Seasoned with salt and pepper.
- Cook the meat thoroughly. Once the ground beef is cooked, drain the excess oil from the pan.
- Add the crush tomatoes and the rest of the spices (cumin, cayenne pepper, and paprika).
- You may want to add a little water if you feel that the tomatoes is not watery enough to create a soup. I like mine on the thicker side.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low fire and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until it thickens.