I Have Returned
Anna, my wife of almost 60 years, said she was going to make bean soup the other day. I love navy bean soup. I also occasionally make a pot of seven bean soup, which is nothing more than emptying seven cans of different kinds of beans in a pot, a bay leaf, some grated carrot, maybe some sliced celery, oregano. Let is simmer for tenor fifteen minutes to blend the flavors and enjoy. It’s hard work to take the lids off of those cans of beans. A little work brings a lot of pleasure. But I digress. Anna didn’t make navy bean soup; she made navy bean vegetable soup, with beans, spinach, carrots and other ingredients. It wasn’t what my mouth was watering for. Several days later she did make a pot of navy bean soup since I had wept so bitterly.
And today I made a batch of carrot cake muffins. I found the recipe a while back and they were terrific. Not as sweet as carrot cake, but quite tasty and nutritious. So there you have it, a little piece of the life of this old retiree.