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Sunday, September 6, 2020

A Little Of This And That

 Last Sunday evening we drove to Witmer Lake, near Wolcottville Indiana to see our daughter Emily and her husband Joe be baptized. It was an absolutely beautiful late summer evening and a lovely way to finish the weekend. 

I made vegan bake beans from scratch. I soaked navy beans overnight. The next morning  I drained and rinsed the beans and popped them back into the pan with a quart of water, a chopped sweet onion, chopped garlic, salt, a generous glop of molasses, a shot of worcestershire sauce and a squirt of ketchup. I put the burner on low and let the beans simmer for several hours. Once done I had a scoop of beans for lunch and divided the rest up into generous half cup servings. I put the scoops of beans into a cup cake pan and put them in the freezer. The next day I popped all the frozen lumps of beans out of the pan and put them into a large freezer bag. Now when I want some beans I just pull out a "lump" and have a perfect serving to enjoy. 


Last Sunday I took a lovely fourteen mile bike ride, the weather was perfect, sunshine, light breeze, comfortable temperature, awesomeness. I love my bike and many years ago  named her Delores. My mom bought Dolores for me as a birthday gift about twenty five years ago, we went to a specialty bicycle shop, The Cycle Path, (sadly it is no longer in business) and I was instructed to select a good bicycle. I chose Delores, she was described as a road bike, and perfect for everyday riding, and she has certainly proven to be just that. 

After my bike ride I spent a lovely hour or so on the front porch  enjoying the beautiful weather and my library book. 

Captured, but only in a photo, one of the very fat ground hogs who have feasted on the bounty of one of our veggie gardens all summer.

And a picture of grandsons Ralph and Masen enjoying a dish of icecream.

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

Hi Bean, wonderful about the Baptism...I love your smiley shirt...and I freeze my beans like that handy...
~Have a lovely day!