Currently listening to the Home Alone soundtrack. One of the best ever! “Precious Moments” is a total warm + fuzzy song.
And I tie it in by saying…so was today!!
KERF reader Olivia drove down from the north to attend not one, not two, but THREE concerts this weekend, two of those being Dave Matthews! [He’s a Charlottesville native!] She’s a trooper! We met this afternoon for an hour-long walk + talk…plus a beer!
I have two kegs in my basement and never use them!
Filled up my little mug with Pumpkin Beer Round II. I’ve tasted it but haven’t actually drank any yet and it is FABULOUS. [I think because it’s 8% alcohol! Go matt!)
Tonight for dinner Faith + Tate came over last minute. I love how Faith and I can email at 3PM and decide to do a joint dinner and pull together such a nice meal.
I had a mocktail (diet tonic + cherry) while I cooked up some wheatberries
Mmmm! I just put in 2:1 water to grain and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover for about 40 minutes, basically just until they are edible and chewy, and then drain.
Turned into a garbanzo wheatberry salad!
This gross goo is the dressing. 1 tbsp mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp pumpkin spice vinegar, pinches of salt + pepper, random herb mix blend.
We also tasted the black cherry vinegar Larbs gave us – it’s divine!! Like POM juice. This photo makes me burst out into: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!!!!” I used to LOVE how Mary Poppins glugged her medicine into a spoon!!
POMs!!! And here is my 2007 video on how to eat one!! (Soooooo long ago!! Do I look young!?)
Into the salad:
- ~2 cups wheatberries
- ~2 cups cooked garbanzos
- ~1.5 cups mixed chopped veggies (peppers, tomatoes, cucumber)
- ~2 cups spinach leaves, chopped
- ~2/3 cup POM seeds
- Dressing above
Some salami from Hickory Farms for the boys to add if they preferred (and they did)
F+T brought some vino, per usual ; )
I had a small glass – gotta save up for our big wine event tomorrow!
Faith also made this delicious curry pumpkin soup out of a pie pumpkin, topped with yogurt, pumpkin seeds and maple syrup!
It was incredddddible!
Matt’s contribution was this glorious loaf of Flax Oat Bran. How will I ever have him make any other bread!?
Fresh outta the oven, hot and chewy
I had a second piece – me like bread.
Cheers, to friends and small businesses!
The music has changed to the Harry Potter theme song. Matt is over halfway through Book 7. I’m debating reading #6 but he doesn’t think I will be done in time for the movie to be in theaters! Perhaps not, but I might start it tonight. It’s about time to retire to the bedroom for reading hour.