I bought tickets to hear Built to Spill play at the Neigh- borhood Theater Monday night (with the Meat- puppets, which is weird, right?). They're one of those that's been on the top of my list of bands to see for, oh say, 10 years.

At 10:30, Charlie remembered the tickets. By that point I was already snug under covers and halfway to dreaming after cooking and completely porking out on vegetarian enchiladas.

I felt too old to get up and go out at that point--when did everything change? I used to start getting ready to go out around 9:30 or 10.
I need some sunshine, birds chirping, and soil to till. That's about as revitalizing as it gets for me these days.

I'm ready to know where my seedlings are going to end up.

(built to spill as seen in the gallery on their website; the flower image is the newest print in the shop, and I'm in love with its, so I had to share; also, illustration friday's theme this week is "garden"--you're aces in my book i.f.!)

Let me tell you about those enchiladas, too.

Roast 1 Carnival Squash (seeds saved to plant, too), 1 onion and 2 cloves garlic--either chop them up into uniformly small bits or throw them in the food processor to dice them up. Add 1 can of rinsed and drained black beans, sauteed fresh spinach (as much as you please). Sautee beans, spinach, and diced, roasted veggies, seasoning as desired (I added salt, pepper and cumin). Stir it all together with 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese.
Spritz 4 tortillas with water, cover in a pan and steamed for a few minutes in the oven (I had the convection going at 300, left them in there til everything else was done).
Then the sauce: 3 T flour, 1 teaspon garlic powder, 1T cumin, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon cocoa, 1 teaspoon ground red pepper, small can tomato paste, water. The actual recipe called for Oregano, but I was too lazy to get any from the front yard, so I added a little bit of dried basil. Mix all the dry ingredients, add 1/2 cup water, mix, add tomato paste. Heat on stove in sauce pan slowly adding water to get the desired consistency

Aside from the roasting, the whole thing took maybe 30 minutes?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

oh DARN! Built to Spill-- they are awesome!! Have you heard Doug Marscht's CD?

As for the garden, YES! I must get on it. I'm feeling like a bog ol' slacker every time I see your gardening photos-- I need to get that book, too! (You GRow Girl)

Thanks for being such an inspiration!!
(Hope all the house stuff is getting to be more fun.) :)