Day 6: Dallas, Texas
The little things I’ve relearned to appreciate after six days, 1,367 miles and 21 hours 6 minutes of driving.
- A home cooked meal (with lots of vegetables)
- A 45 minute jog around the neighborhood
- Doing laundry
By the time we arrived in Dallas on Thursday night, Libby and I were feeling exceptionally grateful to be spending the next couple nights at the home of a close family friend. We slept in, did a couple of much-needed loads of laundry and worked out. Later Friday afternoon, Libby and I hit up the grocery store to replenish our stash of healthy snacks. While we were at it, we grabbed armfuls of fresh vegetables. Libby and I took over Cindy’s kitchen that night and whipped up a giant pot of vegetarian quinoa chili. Texas & chili just made sense.
I made a few adjustments to this recipe from two peas & their pod – subbed butternut squash for carrots, omitted celery and added 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate. Yes, you read that right. Chocolate. It’s amazing in chili. Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm. I’d definitely make this again.
On the side we had sweet & spicy pecan & goat cheese salad topped with dried cherries and a yummy homemade lime dressing.
We didn’t see any sights in Dallas but quite honestly, Libby and I appreciated having the day to exercise, grocery shop, cook and do laundry. It’s nice to appreciate doing routine things again. We’re off to Santa Fe next. Hope you’re having a great weekend!