Hi folks. This has to be super quick as I am exhausted and in need of sleep. So first thank you all for your kind words recently. Also a huge thank you for understanding why I am not commenting on blogs right now. We are beyond busy. We were left in charge of the barn this weekend and that is eating up a serious part of our days. It’s also Thanksgiving weekend so I’ve been trying to shop, clean, prep and the whole deal. Today is dinner at hubs sister’s place. Monday is dinner here. So I’m over-run with things to do. The way today is gone I shall probably not be bringing anything to contribute to today’s meal. If I even make it over.
So we had to postpone going to see my aunt. She has been moved to a palliative care facility. So they thought it best to let her settle. I am going today. So not sure if I’ll make dinner at the in-laws but we’ll see. I want to pop in to see my cousin and give him a big hug. I know from experience ( I took care of my dad when he was terminally ill for 8 months, at home, like he wanted) he must be going through hell right now. My aunt has cancer as well as dementia. So things are rough. I had lost touch with my cousin through a silly disagreement a couple of years ago. We were the best of friends forever and suddenly we weren’t. When I learned how ill my aunt was I called him immediately and we’ve put the past to rest and are both regretful for time lost. So tomorrow I am not only visiting my aunt but I am seeing my cousin who I adore like a brother. I cannot wait to give him a hug. Going to be a rough visit, this has been giving me lots of flashbacks of my dad and my experience with his illness. I’ve often thought about writing about it. But not sure people would read it.
Anyhow I must get some sleep, cleaning a barn takes some energy. I am in need of a few hours of rest. I am hoping to have some time to come visit some of you fellow bloggers tonight. Cross fingers I have time.
In the meantime this is just a quick post about those cool cranberry beans I found in St. Jacob’s. Hope you enjoy.
1 1/2 pounds Cranberry beans
Parsley to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Shell your beans. Discard pods.
Place them in a large pot and cover them completely with water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
Peel and dice shallots
Now transfer them to a saute pan or skillet sprayed with non-stick spray.
Drizzle olive oil over them.
Cook on medium to low for about 5 to 10 minutes with the shallots.
Remove from heat and transfer to a platter or bowl.
Sprinkle with fresh or dried parsley.
Serve with a smile.
The photos aren’t stunning. I was playing with new lights I shall post another time. This was good. I am not a huge bean fan and these were a bit bland for my taste. Yet good, just missing some pizazz in my humble opinion.
Hope you all are well. I miss everyone. See and talk to you all soon.
Toodles and smoochies. xx