Last night I attended my first coffee with Nick's new unit. Fortunately for me, we've been part of this group most of the time we've been in Hawaii, but not in the Headquarters. Now that he's a staff guy, I get to play with the wives..umm...spouses!
We had a lovely dinner on a roof top in Honolulu. This particular coffee was hosted by a male spouse in the unit. I've never been part of a group where any of the men were involved on this level. He grilled outside, had buckets of wine, beer, and sodas, and a lovely view. His wife was there too, and a couple of other guys..I'm not even sure how they fit in.
I had a great time eating and drinking with my girls. It's a hysterical group.
Tonight, I play Bunco with another group of Army Wives. This is a sub-group of our spouse's club. Bunco is always a blast because we have lots of wine, and we play with real money!
On a side note, I made the South Beach Diet's "Turkey and White Bean Chili" It's from the "Quick and Easy Cookbook" It was DELICIOUS! I had only a few bites before I left for my night out. I was going to take a photo, but Nick ate almost all of it, then packed the rest in his lunch for today.
Turkey and White Bean Chili
1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound turkey cutlets cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican diced tomatoes
1 C lower-sodium chicken broth
Salt and pepper
Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
Add turkey, chili powder, and cumin; cook, stirring often, until turkey is no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes.
Add beans, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until flavors blend, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
I will double this next time...it was that good!
I completely blew my diet last night. Chips and salsa, wine.. oh boy. I will try to do better tonight!
The Helicopter Parent
16 hours ago