Here is the YUM-O (yeah, yeah, I couldn't help myself!) recipe. :)
Quinoa and Bean Salad
1 20oz can kidney beans (drained)
2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa (3/4 c raw)
1 red onion, finely chopped (I only used 1/2 of a med size onion)
2 bunches basil, stems discarded and leaves chopped
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 c EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, mix together the kidney beans, quinoa, onion and basil. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and 1/2 c EVOO; season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to coat evenly. Serves 4.
To me, this recipe made MORE than 4 servings. Perhaps 5 or 6. Next time I make it I will add a bit more basil and a bit more lemon. I love those flavors and they are fantastic in this dish. ENJOY!
This weekend we went up to a Lowe's to get some landscape timber. So I now have the lumber to make my four raised bed gardens for this summer's garden! I am so excited. I am hoping that Thursday I can get my seeds planted in the basement so that they can start to germinate. Yes, I know it seems late to do this but here in MN we can't plant outside until late May so I still have time for them to become nice and big and healthy. :)
Last weekend we purchased a bigger freezer. We finally found one that would be delivered to our area! YAY! And it is being delivered today! YIPEEEEEE!!! I will soon have a big freezer to start storing my freezer meals and the meat from the cow much father-in-law will be butchering this month. I can't wait! Who knew I could get so excited about a freezer! I must be growing up...lol!
Hope you are all having a fantastic week!