These pretty flowers are bloomin’ all over what I thought was a simple, boring bush hidden in a back corner of my yard. Surprise, surprise!
Another fun surprise was seeing this article in the Charlotte Observer about Operation Beautiful and the Operation Beautiful book! I forgot it was coming out today until my landlord texted me to check the paper.
Great article, slightly embarrassing photo.
I am a very happy person. I just don’t normally express it on the outside with that much enthusiasm!
So, if you’re a new reader coming over to check out HTP after reading the Observer article, welcome! My name is Caitlin. You can learn more about me on my About page. I’m a former couch-potato turned race junkie, and I also love to blog simple, short recipes.
I don’t know about you, but I feel positively overwhelmed when I open a cook book and see recipes for something that should be simple, like spaghetti, with 15 ingredients and 20 steps. I toss in the proverbial towel… and then I eat a peanut butter sandwich.
One meal that I can really get behind is the casserole. Mix everything together, scrape into a glass dish, and bake? Hallelujah.
Easy as… casserole. But you know what’s even better? A single serving casserole.
Goat Cheese and Bean Single Serving Casserole
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup chopped raw broccoli
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 1/4 cup red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon tahini butter (an egg might work, too)
- 1/4 cup milk or milk substitute
- 2 tablespoons tightly packed fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour into single serving casserole dish and bake for 25 minutes.
Simple. Delicious. All mine. What more could you possibly want from a casserole?
A juicy peach was the perfect complement.
Back to work! Must… finish… project.