Rice & beans!! They were made for each other after all.
Spanish rice topped with black beans, corn, salsa, and jalapeno slices. Couldn’t be simpler.
Of course I immediately ruined the beauty and mixed it all together in to one big rice-bowl mess!
Eating rice & beans always takes me back to the summer of 2004, when I lived here:
In a place where Oreo’s were magic.
And all there was to do was play baseball.
The Dominican Republic.
My home for a summer. My home where I lived in a chicken coop & volunteered at a boys’ orphanage.
My home where we ate rice & beans every day, even for breakfast.
You might assume I grew sick of rice & beans- but exactly the opposite is true. I came to look forward to those rice & beans; every.single.day. There was no better meal to get you through a hot, exhausting day.
And now, every time I have rice & beans, my mind wanders off to these precious kiddos.
How could I not like rice & beans after that kind of love?