Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 3

It doesn't appear that anyone is reading my blog but me!  I have my own private world - a little corner of cyber-space all to myself.  (:

Today I worked on my computer - filing all the books I list on Amazon. I had help from my good friend, Caroline.  I also took Addie and Kodi for two short walks and attended a class on Child Abuse Prevention with Anne.  We are going to help out in a children's camp in Appalachia this summer.  Can't wait!

 I also made a cream of black bean soup and gave most away to an Indian family who are vegetarians.  I tutor their son who is in the third grade.  Dad manages a hotel and Mom works about an hour's drive east as a bookkeeper for an insurance company.  She has been getting up at 2 am so as to be at work by 4 am.  Then she gets home about 6:30 and makes dinner.  I hope they like the meal because if they do it will give Mom a break!
Here is the recipe:

Creamy Black Bean Soup


  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup half and half 
  • can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn: frozen, fresh or canned
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Toppings: avocado, sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges, tortilla chips, chopped onion 


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes or until tender.
  2. Blend 3/4 of the beans with the half and half.
  3. Stir in blended beans, remaining beans, corn, salsa, chili powder and cumin - stirring to loosen particles from bottom of Dutch oven; cover and heat but do not boil. Uncover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and lime juice. Let cool 5 minutes.
  5.  Serve with desired toppings.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. Linda!! I didn't know you had a blog! How exciting!

    1. How did you find this blog? I thought it was hidden lol.

  2. I got your comment on my blog and when I click on your name it shows your blog.

  3. Seriously??? I thought this would be like a...diary (as your mom put it!) Now I better watch what I say haha!

    1. I should clarify, it doesn't take me directly to your blog when I click on your name. It takes me to your profile page that shows a link to your blog. I'm sure there's a setting somewhere to make the blog private, but that's not fun for us!