Today I decided to improvise what I will call Fiesta Dinner Mini Muffins. Here is the recipe:
1 bag Mahatma saffron rice (or plain rice is fine), cooked ahead & cooled. I then used one cup of this.
1 can black beans, drained (I had pre-cooked that I used, but I'm assuming one can would be about the equivalent)
2 tbs canned green chilies
1/3 cup shredded cheese
1/2 bag frozen chopped spinach (about 1/2 cup when cooked), boiled enough to warm up
Combine all & bake in mini muffin pan about 20 minutes at 350. I find these come out better when you fill the muffin tins only about 3/4 full (otherwise they tend to fall apart). I also would probably use non-stick spray a second time around.
I also didn't use any seasoning because of the very spicy & salty beans and rice. But if I used plain beans & rice I would probably use garlic salt, pepper, and maybe 1/4 tsp cumin.
B ate three of them as well as a handful of cooked carrots (I want to make sure he knows not all food comes in muffin form). It's also Day 3 of plunking him in front of the TV so I can sleep until 8 AM. Is this just a fluke or is this, like, a thing...? Kind of afraid to jinx it, honestly.
Today B took off his pants and threw them over the side of his playpen. Is that a statement?