This blog is meant to be a documentation of our journey into the world of retirement. I know the title should be "Older, but wiser". However, I really didn't know if that would be accurate. The "Older, but better...?" title could also be misleading. The 5 cats in the above pics are: Molly, Rose, Tux, Julie, and Ghost. (I have tried to make this collage smaller, but with no luck...)
New Orleans Red Beans and Rice recipe... and mini cars at mall
Promised recipe for New Orleans Red Beans and Rice:
First: Soak kidney beans overnight in refrigerator.
(I use Camillia Red Beans)
Second: Cook bacon, set aside, and saute bell pepper, and 2 types onion (green and yellow) in bacon grease
Third: Chop up bacon
Fourth: Chop up sausage
Fifth: Add sausage and chopped garlic to pot with sauteed bell pepper and onions
Sixth: Add bacon and beans to large pot with water to cover and bring to a boil. Stir well.
Lastly: Add seasonings (pepper, worcestershire, basil, parsley, and bay leaf) Once boiling, cover and put in low oven (250).
Cook until beans mash easily... (we heat up on Aga hob for a bit, then let sit in slow oven (250) for rest of day.)
Serve over rice!
Now... we walked at the mall this week and they had cars on display.
Beautiful expensive cars; Bentley, Austin Martin, Ferrari, Mercedes, Tesla, Lamborghini, Lincoln Navigator, etc.
They are gorgeous to see... and had security guards watching. But none of them would interest us since not only are they out of our price range, but even if we could afford them, I would be afraid to park them anywhere. (Actually the Lincoln Navigator was a bit tempting - and the price was only $100,000 whereas some of the others were over $200,000).
But the neatest thing was that they had copies of the cars done in mini's.... for kids. They looked perfectly drivable - for a 4 year old or younger... so cute... and probably very expensive too. Here are a few pics of the mini's.
Really hot outside here. Spending our days inside pretty much. I go from blogging to quilting to cooking/baking, a little crocheting, etc. There are enough things of interest to keep me busy. I even occasionally write notes to friends/family... text and email have lessened the opportunity to write notes and letters... but I kind of miss the notes and letters.
I listened to someone speak on Climate Change the other day. I have to say that it didn't sound good. We may be in for some strange weather and times (possibly stranger than we're going through now with the pandemic). Things seem to happen faster than anticipated. In my opinion (and my opinion only) we need to be prepared as I'm not sure life is going to return to what we used to consider normal.
I'm still doing my gluten-free as well as no coffee or tea for my IC. It seems to be working as I do feel better lately. I don't cheat on the GF anymore and although I really miss my coffee and tea - (can't have it because of the caffeine and acid), but am using chamomile and peppermint tea with a little honey and cream... not as good, but do-able.
Thanks for visiting... love reading your comments. Hope you are surviving physically and mentally with everything that is going on. Life is still good. Different, but good. Take care of yourself and each other... as St. Theresa says, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."