Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Recipe For Disaster

Black beans meet the new white couch.Step 1. Watch in terror as the bowl glides downward toward the coffee table, hits the edge, turns 45 degrees, and launches at the new white couch.

Step 2. Exhale sharply at the final SPLAT! that even Pollock would be proud of.

Step 3. Run as though you are being chased by gigantic blood sucking fire ants to the bathroom to grab every towel like object. Wet them quickly before beaming back to the wounded furniture.

Step 4. Yell for backup.

Step 5. Ignore carpet, clothing, and any other casualties of soup while you gingerly scrap bean and corn off of the wound site. Clean the wound carefully and completely.

Step 6. Resume breathing.

My blood pressure appears to be back to normal and all I can say is Pottery Barn makes a fantastic couch. I'm very thankful for all of the fabric tests we did before purchasing it. Sorry there aren't pictures, but I was too busy panicking to take any. Even after the disaster, it looks as good as new. *whew*

2 cans of Black Beans (not drained)
1 can whole kernel corn (not drained)
1 diced tomato
1/2 diced onion
2 limes zested and juiced
1 packet of ham bullion (optional)
1 can chicken broth (optional)
1 tbs chili powder
shredded cheese
chopped cilantro

In a pot, heat the black beans, corn, and onion on medium heat until onion is soft. Add broth, ham bullion, and chili powder and mix well. Cook about 10 minutes. Add tomato, lime juice and zest and cook for another 5 minutes. Top with cheese and cilantro. Serve. Don't spill.


julie said...

Now you just have to test Italian food.... teasing smile

Shannon said...

Yikes! I'm glad the couch survived. :)

Kellybot said...

Holy moly!! Glad it turned out ok.

The Downtown Boutique said...

Well, at least the recipe sounds YUMMY!

candypegram said...

Yes! the recipe does sound yummy!

Allison said...

Oh geez, I think I had a panic attack just READING this. Way to handle the situation!

PamperingBeki said...

Oh no!!

See my blog post about Tuff Stuff. :) It's amazing at this type of problem!

You have a great blog here.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Nice save!

Yummy recipe too, thanks.

In fact Matt says "That actually sounds like a good soup. Not such a good slipcover though."

GreenSpaceGoods said...

The soup IS really really tasty. And the couch is dry now and seriously- you wouldn't know it ever happened. I always encourage buying used furniture, but if you're going to buy a new couch, I highly recommend the Greenwich sofa in everyday suede.

San :) said...

LOL! You really made me laugh. I am extremely clumsy and I have two dogs (one very recently adopted) what makes the whole house more prone to accidents.

So I really really empathize!

Congratulations on the fact that you can breath again... :)

Nnairda's said...

Love your blog! That recipe sounds um, um good.

Manda said...

Haha! Yikes! sounds like an ordeal! glad it survived!

igotmoxie said...

oh no! hahahahah.

this totally made me hungry 'tho

Three Red Hens said...

Your recipe sounds delicious – too bad the couch ate most of it this time. :-) Just happy to hear everyone (& everything) involved are ok.

High Desert Diva said...

Glad the couch survived!

BTW...your half-tones, framed in black on the red wall are divine!

Jo Bradford said...

I did the exact sdame thing with a lasagne on a cream colored sofa - it looked like it had been shot and disemboweled!!

Your blog is great - very amusing and your goods are fab!! Glad to make your aquaintance - and what a cool name!!


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