So last week was my last permanent eyeliner application. I love it and I highly recommend it! (It’s still healing in the picture below/they don’t let me wear any other makeup while it’s healing…)
My boyfriend was kind enough to drive me to and from my eyeliner appointment (they drug you up a little so you don’t move your eyelids while they are tattooing you), so I wanted to have dinner ready when we got home so he didn’t have to deal with cooking.
So slow cooker beans and rice were my choice for this night’s dinner!
I came across this recipe on Pinterest (I get A LOT of recipes/ideas from Pinterest). I stuck to the recipe for the most part, but here is what I used:
3 Hot Italian Sausage Links (cooked in a cast iron skillet and sliced beforehand)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes (I used one with garlic and onions in it)
1 can rotel
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper
I followed the recipe’s directions, mostly. I put all of the ingredients listed above in the slow cooker, and cooked on high for 2 hours. My slow cooker switches to warm after the timer is down, it is a wonderful feature.
The biggest thing I did different was cook the rice separately. The slow cooker goods had a lot of liquid in it, which absorbed nicely into the rice. This recipe produces a lot of leftovers, which almost tasted better with some more freshly cooked rice.
*This post originally showed up on my Tumblr blog from 04/2014*