Sunday, January 31, 2021

Good-bye to January

I'm ready for February, even though we are still in the middle of winter, it puts us a little closer to Spring.  It's very cold here with mounds of gorgeous snow, and I did make it outside for one long walk with the dogs.  I still feel bedraggled many days and overwhelmed on other days but there is still an inching toward feeling healthy and whole again. Soup always makes me feel better!

I made a delicious black bean soup from the New England Soup Factory Cookbook, a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. This is the second soup I've made from the book and both recipes were easy to follow and tasted delicious. The first recipe I made a few days after Christmas and it fit the bill for how I was feeling: Spicy Chicken and Rice Flu Chaser Soup and my mother had just gifted me several local farm-raised chickens. Look at all the wonderful mothering help I've received! Grateful for that during this tough month. 

This black bean recipe was very easy to put together on a Saturday afternoon and even though I didn't have any sherry in my cupboards it turned out amazing.  We added diced avocados as well because why not?

So, of course, I've been eating well. And reading lots in between creating major lesson plans for school. I had a library hold on The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, which I read an amazing review about and the book is short but worthy. It pokes into some philosophical ideas I've thought about over the last few years. The road less traveled or the road not taken...

Let's dive into February and find ways to educate ourselves and celebrate Black history everyday through February and make it a part of who we are. 

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