So I’ve been under the weather (again) the past few days…just general weak and achy and fatigued. It seems to be disappearing, though, which I am happy about, because staying at home is B-O-R-I-N-G.
I have learned a lot from my lovely television, though…did you know that Rachael Ray has a talk show? Does that woman ever stop? I only watched a few minutes of it before I got bored. Today I watched a Heights, which turned out to be a really great movie. All the action takes place in one day, and the storylines are really engaging. If it weren’t for movie channels (thanks, my lovely landlords!), there would seriously be nothing to watch during the day. Except Everyday Italian. And Passport to Europe. At night, though, great shows are all over the place, especially on the Travel Channel or PBS or the Discover Channel. Justin and I have been discovering Brazil and Beirut and learning about primordial dwarfism and earthquakes. Perhaps it’s time to step away from the TV.
I’ve also started a new project (Yes! Another project I may not finish!), inspired by Photojojo. (That website is wonderful, by the way.) I’ve started my own Project 365, in which I take a photo every day, as a way to visually chronicle my life. I suppose that my blog, computer journal, and numerous handwritten journals just aren’t enough. :) You can take a peek periodically using the link on the right under Sweet Sites. You can choose to view them as a slideshow, or if you want to read the captions, click through each individually.
Finally, I made these roasted chickpeas for a get-together last week, and they went over really well. They basically become more chewy, a bit drier, and roasty-toasty-good.
- 2 cans chickpeas, drained
- 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and other spices to taste
Preheat oven to 425ËšF. Toss chickpeas with olive oil and spread out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and whatever spices you might like (smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin…). Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Makes about 4 cups.
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