Saturday, March 5, 2011

Good Read & Eats

Good Read: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
After a litany of disappointments, I found Harper's latest book a breath of fresh air.   Mo is a southern girl born & breed, & is loved by her eccentric but good intentioned communal hippie parents.  She decides to make a big move to a little Alaska town, after a breakup with her fiancée.  Not thought provoking, but very witty enjoyable nonetheless.

Good Eats: Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Best thing that's come out of my little Crockpot in quite some time. And like most Crockpot recipes, it's relatively simple to prepare & really delicious.  I'm a Texas gal, so the heat doesn't bother me.  For those that like their food on the milder side, cut the Cayenne in half. Here is the original recipe.

Ingredients:
1lb dry Black Beans
1 Jalapeño pepper diced
6 cups Chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
2 Bay leaves
1 tablespoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon of ground Cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground Black pepper
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 can Rotel tomatoes & green chilies

Optional Additions:
Diced onions
Smoked ham or thinly cut pork
Cilantro

Directions:
1. Soak beans overnight. Boil beans for 10 mins prior to adding to pot. Rinse/Drain.
2. Combine all Ingredients to Crockpot and cook for at least 10hrs on Low.

Yummy Dish Adds:
Sour Cream
Green Onions
Cheddar Cheese
Tortilla Chips

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