What's cooking Sunday

Happy Sunday my sweet friends. I hope that this weekend has been a blessed one for you. Mine has been non-stop, what else is new? It's actually Sat night and I am home alone. I have gone since my feet hit the ground today. Mini-me is staying with a friend and my boys went out of town for the night to a concert. I am blogging and then getting in bed and watching my favorite Saturday night shows: COPS & Americas Most Wanted ☺ I am going to enjoy the beautiful warm, yay, day! I am going to go for a run by the water & probably throw out new pine straw. I love new pine straw! I have to go to the grocery {blah} and get something to make for dinner. I love recreating new recipes. My mother just bought me "Southern Living: Comfort Food." Not sure what tonight's creation will be yet. I guess I will also make my Mardi Gras wreath. Just call me Martha........

I love Sundays. I remember as a little girl the smell of roast that had been cooking all morning while we were at church. I coudn't wait to dig into that pot and try to get every.single.piece of garlic that was in there. Oh, I love garlic! Unfortunately, Sundays these days aren't like the old days. I am lucky if we are all home at the same time during the weekend. Usually it's just the Mr & myself. I look forward to our family dinners. So, while Sunday lunches aren't always what we do {we usually go to brunch at our favorite Organic Deli}, I try to make our "Family Dinner" on Sunday evening. I love traditions and strive on routine.

The recipe I want to share today is out of this months issue of Clean Eating Magazine. I had never even heard of it, much less can pronounce it. My best pronunciation would be Y U M . It's delish and you feel so good after eating it. It's not heavy at all. Just so clean.

Picadillo Chowder

1lb lean ground port
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1/4 cup brown rice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
juice of 1 lime
12 oz low soduim chicken broth

Cook rice. Fluff with fork & set aside.
Cook pork over med heat in stock pot til opaque.
Add garlic. Cook for 2 min.
Drain fat from pork.
Return to pot and add broth, beans, rice, chili powder & cumin.
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer & cover for 20 min.
Stir in lime juice, cook for 15 more min.

**eta: I would assume you could substitute the pork for your choice of meat. I was a little concerned b/c I have never cooked with "ground pork" but was super surprised at how good it was



  1. yumm your picadillo chowder looks supper yummy! i'm going to have to try out this recipe :)

    new follower! love your blog!

  2. Have a GREAT Evening Daph - I miss you my Friend!!

    XOXO, Narg

  3. I will have to give this a try I need some easy meals and it looks delish.

  4. the j crew would LOVE this one! Thanks for sharing! We are making Texas Bakers for our Sunday lunch/dinner. The meat cooks in the crock pot while we are at church :)
    Have a blessed Sunday!

  5. CANNOT wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing your review. Sounds like you are having a great weekend~Enjoy!!

  6. This does sound good! Glad you're having a good weekend so far. Ours has been crazy busy too! Oh well, such is life, right?!

    I'll email ya soon about your emails from earlier...

    Hugs friend!

  7. This sounds so good to me minus the pork! I wonder if I could substitute beef?!

    Enjoy your Sunday! Sounds like it's going to be a great day :)

    xoxo, Kelly

  8. You are so cute to post this....it sounds really really good, right up my alley..can you change the pork for turkey or beef? Wondering if you have done that? I don't eat pork really......happy cooking and happy Sunday!

  9. If only I had a night by myself. I love my boys but I look forward to those nights far far away where little guy and his daddy go off and play leaving mommy ALONE!

    That soup looks fantastic. I have never heard of it before either but I am liking it!

  10. Another great recipe! Sounds delicious.

    I would give anything to go for a run. Enjoy!

  11. mmmm. i'm going to have to give that a try. we're eating low carbs here… but i can easily substitute brown rice or quinoa.
    love me black beans and cumin. mmmm. i bet this would taste really good with a boston butt all shredded up, too.
    now i'm hungry. better go get busy!!

  12. I would have never guessed that show would be on the top of you list! That's funny, my husband loves it too. I can barely get through it without leaving the room with a tight stomach saying "What's WRONG with people!!" Maybe I should try your comfort food recipe :D XOXO

  13. This is an interesting twist to the classic Cuban dish. Picadillo is usually made with ground beef, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, raisins and green olives.