Wednesday, June 02, 2010
What an odd rumpled sky this morning.
Appears to be a battle between dark and light--the light may win.
The birds are especially excited this morning. Geese, crows, sparrows, swallows...all singing their different songs--calling across the sky. I managed to sleep during the night last night, so I am pretty chipper this morning myself--hehe!
Yesterday I chose to be a cooking day. Made a couple of things. I got this recipe from Sue in Alaska--thanks, Sue! It's a Martha Stewart goodie--Chickpea Nibbles.
A healthy substitute instead of chips, I guess.
Here's the recipe if anyone is interested:
2 tbls. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tbls. curry powder
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 head cauliflower, stemmed and separated into florets (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1 cup brown lentils, rinsed
2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes with juice
1. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until soft, stirring often.
2. Stir in curry powder, cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add sweet potatoes, cauliflower, lentils, and tomatoes with juice and 1 1/2 cups water.
3. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Of course, I was afraid to put that much curry powder in there, so I used about half the amount. Maybe next time I'll add more--hehe! I actually put all the onion in this time! I am such a coward with spicy foods. I am hoping Dagan and Leah might at least try it tonight. Maybe too weird for them? We can always have boca burgers. ;)
Karma and I have been enjoying the weather and the breezes from the open windows.
An annoyed backward glance...
...but then swallows swooped right by the window.
What a life,eh?
Birdwatching, people watching, car watching, dog-walking watching...endless fascination. The smells must be interesting, too. The pollen makes me sneeze and my eyes burn, but I love to have the windows open more. Definitely worth the occasional sneezing! ;)
Dagan and Leah come over tonight. I am hoping they will work on the language translator for the blog. Right now--I need to wheel out a bag of trash and check my mail from yesterday. I never even made it down--just used myself up in the kitchen--hehe!
Birds are chirping, a dog is barking, a child is fussing, a baby is crying, there's a faint hum of traffic from the freeway off in the distance, cars are starting, footsteps on the sidewalk, and the day is beginning. Have a good one! :):)