The day started out bright and a fair temperature, and all of a sudden without warning, it started to drizzle, and then rain, and it didn't stop. At all. The entire day. Crock Pot to the rescue!!
1 lb dried black beans
1/2 gal water
7 chicken thighs
1 onion rough chopped
3 small cloves garlic rough chopped
1 tsp fresh grd black pepper
2 tsp oregano
1 Tbs paprika
Let the above just hang out in the crock pot all day, just forget it's there. I did. Then around 6 freak out that you haven't started supper yet and rush into the kitchen and burn yourself on said hot crock pot (cause you're trying to move it out of your way, wondering why it's out in the first place). Now that you remember you already have dinner well in hand you will need:
3 cups cooked rice
1/2 (it's all I had, could have sworn there was a full jar) jar of Spanish olives sliced/chopped
and to pull the meat off the bones
Toss all all this back in the pot with the beans and the "juice" . Sorry, no picture tonight, it wasn't pretty, but it sure was tasty!
This ends up being thicker than what I'd call soup but thinner than traditional beans and rice. Now we're just waiting for the sun to come out so we can do some out door things, like yard picnics, and digging in the dirt. And maybe a fresh tomato?