ha, ha! one task is completed already:
It is 1:15 and my to do list is almost completed. Top priority for the day was:
Here's our former blockade:
--oops that picture is on the big computer whose internet is not working today. Picture to be added later.
So, for Bean Day we will have Pasta Fagoli Soup, homemade French bread, and salad. I didn't have canned Cannellini beans but did have dried navy beans. So the beans are doin' a quick soak and then they need to be cooked and then the soup can be made. This soup will be made with a lot of time and love;-) I was talking with a friend from Indonesia one time and asked him what they were going to have for dinner that night. He said he didn't know. I asked when he would know. He said that when he got home he would look in the fridge and see what meat they had and what veggies and then he would throw the meat in the Wok and then the veggies, make a pot of rice, and dinner would be ready. I told him how easy he had it! How some of "our" meals take all day to simmer, bake, rise, etc. He thought that was crazy talk! Yes, but he isn't going to be enjoying a delicious soup and homemade bread for dinner either;-)))))))
Quick soak for dried beans:
Sort and wash beans; place in big pot.
Cover with water 2 inches above beans.
Boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 1 hour.
**note: If you are using your beans in a recipe that calls for already cooked beans or canned beans, you must cook your beans at this point! Trust me--I learned this one the hard way and when we should have been eating a yummy, delicious smelling soup, we were chomping on hard beans saying, "What can we dig out of the freezer?"
Gotta get the baby down for another nap. . .
4:15 and another organizational challenge completed--my Small Thing: the cookbooks
There is a during picture but it won't load--grrr!--so I'm movin' on!
Here are the before pictures for a bowl full of lemons task: the linen closet
These won't load either--double grrrr!!!!!!! There's dinner to finish, laundry to fold & put away, dishwasher to empty, counter to clear, linen closet to actually organize--too much to do to mess with pictures. . .see ya! **edit: here are the pics**
Here's the after pics:
here's the broken drawer. . .will repair it somehow tomorrow. . .
Here's the best page:
The End and Good Night. . .at a fairly decent time tonight--yea!!!!!!!!!!!