Easy and healthy, these spicy quinoa tacos are perfect for lunch or dinner.
Yesterday was a day. It wasn’t a good one. Well, there were good parts to the day but in general when I look back at yesterday.. it stunk.
Kids were cray cray all day. House was a mess in 10 seconds flat. Fighting, pushing, crying.
Avery went down for a nap at 3 and I breathed a sigh of relief. I was able to make and photograph two recipes. Yesss.
I took the kids out of mother’s day out for the summer and they have been home with me all day.
And I love it.
But when I’m trying to get things done or work on real estate stuff, its tough. And they seem to need me the most when I sit down.
I thought about registering them at a new school until we move. Then I felt bad because they loved their old teachers and had friends at the old school.
I called the old school and they don’t have any spots open. [Well the director said “Oh, they aren’t here already?” No ma’am, we’ve been gone all summer.]
So after I made the phone call, I started to clean up my mess from taking pictures. I look over and my camera is on the ground.
I pick it up and the lens isn’t sitting right. I take it off and its broken. It won’t sit on the camera anymore and I can’t use it.
I start to have a panic attack. Ryley is in her room playing and Avery is asleep. I know they didn’t do it. And even if they had, it would have been an accident.
I call Ryon to whine. I pout the rest of the evening. A new lens is going to be at least $400.
Then after dinner I start pushing the kids on the swing. I push Avery and look over and Ryley is swinging on her own.
We had been practicing how to swing without mommy pushing.
And she did it! She was pumping her little legs all by herself.
She told me “Mommy, you don’t have to push me anymore. I can do it!” And continued to fly into the air.
And I cried a little bit. Because I was happy for her, because she is growing so fast, because my day got that much better.
Spicy Quinoa Tacos
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 11 oz can of chipotle corn, drained
- 1/2 cup cheese
*I used Muir Glen brand with green chiles - amzn.to/1ny1E5c
and this chipotle corn - amzn.to/VLWI5e
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1163Cholesterol: 59mgSodium: 4240mgCarbohydrates: 164gFiber: 21gSugar: 8gProtein: 47g
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Amy | Club Narwhal says
Oh man, Kelley, days like that just make me want to curl up in a fetal position (especially the news about your lens–so tragic). I’m so glad that living in the moment watching your daughter swing buoyed your spirits! Plus, these tacos look divine!
Thanks so much Amy! It was a sad sad day. But I’m better. Tacos always make things better. Amiright?!
Laura O|PetiteAllergyTreats says
Oh Kelley! That was a super stinky day! I would have a panic attack if I broke my camera. You are a SUPER mom, wife, and real estate guru! I don’t know how you do it all. Things will get better very soon… I just know it. 🙂
Thanks friend! They are better.. I just pouted for a full day. haha! Now to buy a new camera! 😀
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
Days like that are the worst, but I’m glad your daughter pumped herself on the swings! I’ve been trying to get my two little guys to get that down, too! How exciting! I am loving these spicy quinoa tacos. What a great way to make a bad day better! Pinned!
Thanks Jen! Its kind of silly that that one little thing completely changed my day! But it did.. thank goodness! And yes.. spicy quinoa tacos helped too! 🙂