Sunday, September 22, 2019

Black Beans- Good! DT- Bad

Mr. Moon just got home a little while ago. He had a great time in Tennessee with his old friend and his family and I'm glad to have him home. He's going to get some of the black beans I made yesterday. I wanted a bowl and knew that by today they'd be even better. This is the recipe that I got from the New York Times cooking app and it's so good that it's worth the cost of the entire app. That's my opinion, anyway. I thought I'd posted the recipe but I can't seem to find where I did, if I did, which I probably didn't. The name of the recipe is Best Black Bean Soup and it just is. As always, I love to read the remarks left on the site of the recipe and of course lots of people wrote in about how THIS isn't how you make black bean soup but THIS is, and then proceed to give their own recipes but even though I have no problem with altering a recipe to suit your own taste, in this case I barely change a thing and wouldn't. It's just that good.
Here's what a bowl of it looked like before I ate it. A little messy but real.

I'd put chopped avocado and green onions and tomatoes on it with some balsamic vinegar and it was pretty much heaven. 
You may get firewalled but you may not. You can also try googling "Best Black Bean Soup" and see if that'll get you there. And of course, if you have the money and the inclination, the app is worth it, in my opinion. I get a lot of inspiration there. 

I don't know if yesterday's post got me all talked out or what but I'm not feeling very inspired today. I haven't had a lot of energy although I did get a few things done. The chickens have clean nests and the bed has clean sheets and I took everything out of the refrigerator and wiped it down and now it's all sparkly again. I still think of that refrigerator as brand new but it was getting sort of messy as refrigerators do. It ended up being a National Holiday for the chickens because I threw a lot of stuff out. Well, not that much but a lot for twelve chickens. They got many tasty treats like mozzarella that should have been eaten two weeks ago and crackers that have been lurking in a back corner that no one is ever going to eat. 
But chickens will! 
So they were happy little dinosaurs. I'll be glad when they stop molting and start laying again. I got exactly one egg today and it wasn't even in a nest but up on a little shelf where one of them sleeps. I could keep chickens for a hundred years and not understand exactly how they think. 

And so that's about it, I guess. Nothing new. Nothing exciting. Which is fine with me. 
I'd be jumping up and down with excitement over the fact that it would appear that Trump has finally done it this time, enlisting Ukraine to get him some dirt on Joe Biden but how many times has it looked as if finally, FINALLY the man will be brought down? And then wasn't? Wasn't it Reagan they used to call the Teflon president? Haha! Oh god, how I disliked him and thought him a bumbling fool and then George Bush came along and pushed the bar even lower and I thought that surely he was the worst president imaginable and now I almost look back on those days with nostalgia.
Not really. Well, sort of. 
After Trump got elected after saying what he said about grabbing women by the pussy I've just had to realize that I don't live in the country I thought I lived in and that lesson has been pounded into my head like John Henry pounded steel into rock over and over again. 
It's to the point that I can't even put it all on Trump. Let's face it- the man is obviously in the throes of dementia. He cannot construct a sentence that makes sense. And as they say, dementia just makes a person more of who they always were. That may or may not be true but with Trump it seems to be. A racist, sexist, narcissist. 
But supposedly there are people in the senate and house that do have their wits about them and why they're allowing this travesty of an administration to continue is beyond me. 

I'm done. I'm going to go stir the black beans I've got reheating on the stove. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. You just summed up exactly how I feel about DT. I don't have any faith anymore that something is going to be done about him. It's a terrible disappointment.

    I love black beans and will have to try this soup. And your version with all the goodies on top looks heavenly.

  2. Jennifer- the pickled onions in the recipe are also delicious on top of it. I've done pickled red onions with cabbage before and it's good too. I just didn't have any red onions last night.

  3. We keep asking "what will it take" for congress to DO SOMETHING. I guess he really could shoot somebody on 5th avenue and get away with it.

  4. That man's name does not cross my lips he is so vile. Your soup sounds divine!

  5. don't even want to think about DT........ every day and every time he opens his mouth is more vile and unpalatable than previously. No filters there....and no true brain. It stuns me, his ineptness (is that a word?) and the mindset of his blind followers. Makes me ill...... I would rather focus on your black beans........ and your martini....and Mr Moon being home, my wonderful dinner of rosemary and apple pork chops, stuffed mushrooms and 2 glasses of wine . Susan M

  6. Trump's insistence that the recent hurricane forecast had embraced Alabama was bizarre. And that additional bulge on the map - made with a sharpie - is surely the very essence of "fake news". What will be his next blunder, his next lie, his next past misdemeanour? The comic horror show goes on.

  7. I'm not sure what it will take to bring Trump down. I tend to think he can lie his way out of anything and his supporters will back him up. To stop this nonsense, he must be voted out. Can't wait to try the soup.

  8. I hear ya! I'm appalled at what this country turned into, that a man as corrupt and cruel as DT, who is himself a horrible DT as in alcoholic dementia hallucination, and his corruption of the presidency and political system has so many supporters.

  9. That black bean recipe sounds divine. I think the politicians could only support the dimwit immoral president because they think it will net them a new term whether from the dimwit president's cultish followers or the overseas hackers of the election machines. sadly they might be right.

  10. I've come to ignore politics, except to keep mu eye on the prize and keep on slogging. But day to day, it's too horrible.
    And will you believe, the link doesn't work. It fades back to "buy the app!"


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