Greek and Mexican

I didn’t spend any time on my blog yesterday.  Instead I spent some time trying to help my son with edits to a couple of research funding proposals, or at least I think that’s what they are.  When I opened my inbox in the morning I saw an email from my son:

“Hey Mom and Dad.  If you have time, can you look over these papers for me?”

Pleased that I was asked, I opened the first one and saw words like:

“Nanocrystals”, “Chalcogenide”, “Ligands”. And those were in the title.

Then I scanned the body of the paper and saw long strings of letter/number combinations I can only assume are chemical compounds, or something.  Some were almost the entire length of one type-written line.

“Ummm… No, I don’t think I can.”  But of course I tried.  I found there were actual English words mixed in amongst the chemical-ly things.  There wasn’t much I could really do, but I like to pretend I’m still of some use to my son.

Clearly I needed comfort food for dinner.   How’s this for comfort?

This winner recipe for Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos comes from Angela at OhSheGlows.com.  I added chopped spinach to the black beans, rice, and roasted butternut squash combination.  Then I topped it with diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro.

Mmmmmm.  Comfort indeed.  No chemistry required.


  1. Andrea says:

    That looks like the taboulli I had yesterday for a snack. I had it on pita instead of tortillas.

  2. Lee says:

    My brother, who is getting his masters in physics, once showed me a paper he wrote. I think I had a similar experience that you just did.

  3. JodyLynn @ Healthy Heyday says:

    ha ha Love the chemistry story! :-) Your comfort food looks amazing, as I sit here and drool! Thanks for the laugh and the yummy recipe idea. :-)

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