Friday, December 19, 2008

Red Beans and Rice and the Unibrow

My husband HATES commercials. I tolerate them. Some I do like. When I was at the gym yesterday I looked up and saw my favorite one. It is for Planters nuts. The girl has red hair and a unibrow. She is dressed nicely and she thinks she is ALL that! As she walks through the streets, men are falling all around her. Of course they are staring because of this huge unibrow (or maybe not)and she thinks it is her charisma, beauty and charm... and of course the cashews (I wanted to say nuts here but that just wouldn't be right!) that she rubs at all her pulse points. Of course, it's one of those things you have to see. Okay, go watch it here... a picture is a 1000 words. Oh and what really makes me laugh even harder is when she picks her panties out of her butt at the end. OMG, it's funny!

Okay, now wasn't that funny? Okay, I am a little "punch drunk" right now. Not enough sleep last night. Down right giddy and out of control.

*Update: Hey, guess who stopped by my blog, Christa Woomer, the Unibrow lady! Check out her site, she is ONE talented lady!

Anyway, this little throw together meal IS all that! It may not be as beautiful as a unibrow but it sure is tastey. It's a little cajun. Mainly it's about all I can manage these days when I seem to be doing too many other things!

Lori's Lipsmacking Original

1 can cooked kidney beans or pintos (I used two cups of some leftovers that I had soaked)
1 cup chicken cut up (yup, you guessed, leftover chicken souvlaki)
2 cups cooked rice (this was a leftover as well)
1 1/2 cups water
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon cajun seasonings (I have one made up from Emerill's spice recipe)
s and p to taste
2 green onions chopped for garnish

Saute peppers and onions in about a tablespoon of olive oil until lightly golden. Add garlic, cook one minute more. Add water, cajun spice and beans. Let simmer until beans are super tender. If you have canned beans use less water and then simmer about 20 minutes or so. Add in rice and chicken at the end.
Sprinkle green onions over mixture and voila dinner is served.


Robin Sue said...

Hey Lori I made your Aplets and posted abou them today! Thanks again for the recipe we loved them. Perfect little gifts too!

Admin said...

Dear Lori,

Hi, my name is Christa Woomer and I am the Planter's Unibrow Lady. My mother sent me the link to your blog today and I thought I'd stop by and say "Hi" and thank you for your post. I'm so glad you like the commercial, it was a blast to make. Also, great recipe for Red Beans & Rice! I love cajun food. Take care and Happy Holidays,

Christa Woomer
The Planters Unibrow Lady

kat said...

I'm so with you on the quick & easy meals right now, there is so much going on.

Lori said...

Robin Sue- thank you. I checked them out and they look great!

Christa- Thank you so much for stopping by and sayign hello. You made my day! I was so tickeled. I checked out your web site. You aare very talented and I hope you GO places!

Kat- quick, quick and then after the Holidays we'll be looking for something to do!

Maria said...

The rice looks great! I love that is nice and colorful!

Bunny said...

That commercial is hilarious! love this recipe Lori!

Cristine said...

Thanks for the laugh! :) What a funny commercial!

And the food looks yummy, too!!!

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