That's what happened to me last night. I was so excited, all day, to go to a local sushi restaurant that I had been dying to try. After waiting over half an hour to be seated, we ordered up a bunch a rolls and were so excited to dig in when the food finally came. Usually I don't dip my rolls in soy sauce, but last night I had to DRENCH the rolls in soy sauce to try and make them taste better. Not a wonderful food experience.
After last night's let down, I was looking for a recipe that would perk up my palate.
Surfing the net, I found a recipe on the Weight Watchers site that I had most of the ingredients for. WAIT - WHAT?? I have all of these ingredients? I can make this without going to the store? Score! That never happens to me. I was so excited I decided to make it for lunch.
Vegetable Barley Casserole
adaped from Weight Watchers
2 tsp. olive oil
1 small onion - chopped (I used frozen - it was all I had)
1 clove garlic - minced
2 cups frozen corn - thawed and drained
3 cups fresh spinach - washed and roughly chopped
14 1/2 oz. canned diced tomatoes - drained
15 oz. canned black beans - rinsed and drained
2 cups cooked barley (follow cooking instructions on the package)
1/4 tsp. cumin (I added a pinch more after tasting)
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese