Sunday, May 21, 2006

My Sunday Afternoon

My goodness, my goodness, my goodness. Seems I'm behind in my blog reading and my blog posting. I'm just behind. Period.

Today it finally decided NOT to rain for a change and it was a sunny nice day. My great niece called and invited me over to eat with them, so I went over and enjoyed a nice meal. A nice healthy meal I should say. My nephew's wife had fixed coucous (did I spell that right?). My nephew and my brother, who also was there, were both skeptical about trying it. My nephew asked what it was made from. I said that I thought it was ground up chick peas. He wanted to know what chick peas were. I told him they were also called garbonzo beans. He decided he didn't like them much. My brother thought it was good mixed with some other food. I thought it was good too, mixed with some wonderful baked onions she had. Yummy!!
She baked her onions like this:
Peel the onion and cut a little dip in the middle. Add a bit of butter in the hole along with a beef bullion cube. Wrap it up in foil (kind of like a short teepee, not flat), and bake for 45 minutes at .....oh gee... I forget the temp, but probably 350 would do it. They are so good. There is a lot of juice in there and that juice put on the coucous made the coucous mighty good!

Here is a picture of some of my flowers. Colorful and bright! Oh, I do hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couscous is made from flour just like pasta, humas is made from chick peas.
Just thought I'd let you know.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh thank you anonymous. I knew SOMETHING was made from chick peas! :) So it's from flour? Interesting! I think I tried humas once and didn't care for it, but I love chick peas. Well, I'll have to buy some couscous and try it here at home. Thanks again!! I have learned something new. Now I shall have to pass it on to my nephew and tell him I was wrong.

8:30 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Such pretty flowers Rachel...Love that yellow...And thank you for the onion recipe, too...I might just try that sometime...

And, I thank you for your always lovely comments my dear...You are so filled with positive energy and caringness, too! I dearly appreciate it, more than I can say.

9:01 PM  
Blogger doubleknot said...

Nice flowers and great recipe that I will have to try - I love onions and like couscous also.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I've tried humas but commercial fertilizer seems to grow better corn. er..maybe that's humus.
Anyway, great flowers Rachel. The rain has done it's job. WEll, you have to. You've got a green thumb.

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

Hi Rachel. I had couscous once and it wasn't too bad. My birds liked it too. The onion recipe sounds good. I will have to try that. Have a blessed Monday.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Miki said...

Nice flowers Rachel, I love the yellow, it always reminds me of good things, puts a smile on my face! If you tried humus plain, I agree with you, but I have a friend who makes a great dip and it is a hit at parties! The recipie goes as follows.
container of humus, I like the garlic flavor or the roasted red pepper.
chop up celery onions scallions, kind of small diced, and some cukes, seeded
put those aside
either buy or make a sauce, I make it, cheaper and easier
sour cream, diced cukes seed removed and pressed to get the water out garlic powder to taste, mix together(the s. cream, garlic and cukes)
put humus in a bowl, put sour cream mix on top, put diced veggies on top
serve with cut up pita bread or tortilla chips

6:54 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Beautiful flowers, Rachel!
I will try your baked union recipe. Looks yummy!

And thank you for your nice comment about Flora and my family! You are right, dogs are kind creatures and great companion!

7:47 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Humas! yummy on warm bread!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Sharon K said...

Flowers are beautiful and it sounds like a good lunch was had by all. Family is wonderful and you have a good week my friend.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

I'm late for the weekend thing, but the flowers are purdy - thanx!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Perdy, perdy flowers!!

The baked onion sounds really good. I will try that one of these days.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hi Rachel- It sounds like you had a great Sunday. I must admit.... I love hummus! I eat it just about every afternoon with either flatbread or celery! Yummy!!

Your colorful flowers look really pretty!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Here is another onion recipe. Take an onion do not peel it. Wrap it in two sheets of foil. Place on the grill over medium heat for an hour to hour and a half. Poke with a fork to make sure it is soft before removing.
Remove foil, peel away the skin, divide into sections. Place a little melted butter and salt and pepper in each section. Enjoy.
These are so simple yet people just think they are the best thing around.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your flowers are pretty just like Sunday was. We went for a ride since it was the first warm & sunny day we have had in a while.

I love onions cooked in foil on a grill. Everyone always loves them.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Your flowers are real pretty.

Where have I been all day? Maybe looking for coucous recipes?

I don't know what they are but I will look for some at Krogers and find out soon.

Now I remember, it is couscous. Mrs. Jim knows about that, but it isn't her favorite. I've never tasted it.

It sounds like you had a good visit and a nice meal.

10:07 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Rachel...I thought I'd let you know that Sweety has "spoken" again, finally...I think he feels guilty cause it's been such a long time since he blogged! (lol)

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Those flowers look very nice.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Hick said...

I guess I was sorta surprised about the chickpeas thing because I have couscous all the time but I always thought it was like a pasta. But, I see that anony already cleared up the matter.

Nice picture.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Britmum said...

I love cous cous and you can buy it already flavoured. I like it with salad and meat. It is a healthy alternative and makes a nice change when its hot.

Love your beautiful flowers.

Take care

2:08 PM  

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