This afternoon was nice but busy! I gave the Frankster a bath, did some laundry/ironing, and taught Body Step with Jill. Tonight for dinner I seemed to make a very tan dinner :) . I didn't realize everything was practically the same color until it was done :). I tried a new recipe for Barley Risotto from thisblog(recipe was based on a Rachel Ray recipe). It was good but I felt like it needed something, so I added in some fresh spinach:
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 1/2c. Vegetable broth
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
1/2c. quick cooking barley
15oz small white beans
1/4c. flat leaf parsley
Desired amount of fresh spinach
1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 6 minutes.
2. Stir in the broth and barley and bring to a boil.
3. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until the barley is tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
4. Stir in the white beans and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in desired amount of fresh spinach. Season with pepper, stir in the parsley and serve.