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Monday, March 25, 2013

Photo Paint ~ Amaryllis ~ Hummus ~ Cheesy Garbanzo Bean Soup ~ Acrobatic Cat

Good 33ยบ morning. Some clouds. Chance of rain 40%-50% until Wednesday when it increases to 70%. We'll see.....

Here is one of my photographs I "tweaked" with the new photo paint program.

I couldn't believe that I felt so good yesterday! 100% over the past 6 days. I started feeling crummy on Tuesday and the cold hit hard by Wednesday evening. Glad that's over!!!

This lovely plant is blooming in my bathroom window...

Patty gave me this Amaryllis a number of years ago when they were heading to the coast for the summer. It never fails to impress. Blooms twice a year.

Must be something about this time of year, as I looked back a year ago on my blog I was making hummus then! So, yesterday I made two batches, one flavored with pesto
and one with sweet/hot chili and siracha.
Both good! Snacked on them with raw vegetables.

Then I made some soup.
Basically I wanted to make some garbanzo bean soup, so found a recipe that sounded good. Then as I worked on it I changed my mind as to ingredients. All of the above did not go into it.

First into the crockpot 2 cartons of chicken stock, some onion, garlic, rosemary, 1 can of diced tomato, 1 can of artichoke heart quarters, and a can of drained and rinsed black beans. After an hour or so I added in three cups of garbanzo beans. I reconstituted a couple cups of dried mushrooms and cut them up and added them in....
along with about a tablespoon of sesame oil. Another hour or so I stirred in a big handful of baby spinach and a package of Bear Creek Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli soup mix.
Sold at most markets, Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon....
Bottom line....this soup was FANTASTIC!!!! It was thick and rich and cheesy and I'm havin' some for breakfast!!!

You have got to see this cat! He's on top of a basketball backboard and he gets down in a very unique way.

Historically this date....
1965Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.

1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins

And births this date include....
1928Jim Lovell, American astronaut

1940Anita Bryant, American singer

1942Aretha Franklin, American singer

1943Paul Michael Glaser, American actor

1947Elton John, English singer and songwriter

1965Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
....................... she's weird!

1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver

Today I am escaping from here. Going to GP to the market. Will feel good to get out.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 25th
Pecan Day ~ Waffle Day ~ Lobster Newburg Day
(Your choice.....)