It’s going to be an odd weekend…. I’ll be in Atlanta all weekend! This will be the first time this has happened in about a month. With one scheduled exception (Betsy’s 32+8 Birthday Shindig) I shall be having a weekend at home, pretending like I enjoy being a homeowner, cleaning and performing maintenance tasks. As it stands right now I am even planning on skipping Sunday’s Black Sheep Hash! I’m also skipping my company’s “Work Swap Day So That You Don’t Have To Work The Friday Following Thanksgiving” day tomorrow.
In Conclusion, My Pot Luck Lunch Scored A ‘D’
So here is the modified version of the recipe I followed.
- 20 oz if dried mixed beans, soaked over night
- 2 cups vegetable juice (I used V8)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 16 oz frozen mixed vegetables (beans, corn, carrots, peas)
- 10 oz frozen onions
- 7 oz frozen mushrooms
- 1 cup frozen potatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried parsley
Soak beans overnight.
Drain beans and reserve soaking water.
Place beans into crock pot.
Add vegetable juice, soy sauce, apple juice, add enough water to cover beans and cook on high for two hours.
Add vegetables, bay leaves, pepper, basil, parsley, cook on high for four hours.
Sadly for me the beans never got as soft as I would have liked. The meal was edible, but not nearly as succulent as I wished.
Would you believe that I didn’t remember to take any photos? Not that photos of bean and vegetable stew are are that compelling…
Perhaps Georgia Tech And The Thrashers Should Have Home Games On A Thursday?
Traffic in this town is bad enough on its own, did we really need to add two sporting events which draw traffic downtown? My drive home last night was horrible at least until I got past North Avenue, where things opened up immensely. It took me over an hour to get from the Perimeter Mall area to North Avenue, and at that I considered myself lucky due to the amount of jockeying I had to do in order to get home.
City Planning / Sports Scheduling FAIL…
ITP Flickr Pic
Again the cupboard is bare. 🙁
Speaking Of Failure, Let Me Tell You About My Investments
Two weeks ago I though that the stock market was a bargain. Today I have lost a small assload of money. I guess it’s time to use the “Hold and Pray” investment strategy for a while.
On the positive note, I’ve opened an account with Delta Community Credit Union. So far my interactions with them have been pleasurable. When’s the last time you said that about your bank?
Busting My Holy Taco Cherry
I had no intention to go to last night’s EAV Buzz New Buzzer Meetup at Holy Taco, after all I am far from a new Buzzer. However, Betsy wanted to go and I wanted a reason to finally lose my Holy Taco cherry.
The “New” Buzzer Meetup was nearly 90% “Old” Buzzers like myself! LOL!!! I had two Holy Taco tacos, one brisket, one skirt steak (it was a meat day after all), and both were amazingly good. I’ve avoided Holy Taco because so many people said the food was fantastic and I didn’t want to be let down. Let down I was not, and I shall return for some grub in the future.
The End Of The “Shitty” Blog
I’ve not been too happy with my blogging recently. Time pressures have really cut back on the quality of this blog. Look for a return to quality starting next week — consider it a really early Christmas/Hanukkah gift.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – frustrated, that’s become the norm lately
Current Music – half-heartily listening to the Ruby on Rails training.
Website Of The Day – In these difficult economic times you may want to seek out new ways to save money. Try going online and printing out your own coupons at Coupon.com.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 15 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 21 (21)
Vegetarian Days – 14
Carnivorous Days – 6
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles