Today's photo prompt of choice is RED!
|My favorite color!|
Today Tim took the missionary out to breakfast and was just getting back as I was headed out to make the deposit, pick up a few groceries while I was at Walmart (that is where our bank is), and then headed to Hardee's for breakfast, which I brought back to the house. I had a coupon for biscuit and gravy for $1.00! So, I bought another one for tomorrow! :D
After I ate breakfast, I started working on our supper.....15 bean soup.
|I let them soak over night and drained the water off and added them to a bigger pot.|
|Step 1: Add one cup diced onion and the meat, in my case, a ham hock. Add 8 cups of water.|
|Step 2: Bring pot to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.|
|Step 3: Add one 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, 1 tsp. chili powder, juice of 1 lemon, 1-2 cloves garlic, minced. Simmer covered for another 30 minutes.|
|First bowl I had for lunch. The juice had not thickened up yet. But it was still good!|
|Final product after adding reheating and adding the flavor packet. YUM! It was really good! Tim doesn't care for soup beans, but he said he liked this! WIN!!|
|This is the bag the beans come in. The recipe is for fixing the whole 20 oz. bag.|
Since supper was fixed, I went outside and sat in a lawn chair to try to get some more bird pictures. It became overcast this afternoon and downright chilly! So, I donned a hoodie and had a seat!
|Cloud cover blocked out the sun today.|
|While sitting under the trees near the back door, I saw this bird fly into this tree in the neighbor's yard. I couldn't make out what it was until I enlarged it on the computer.|
|Lo! and Behold! It was a bluejay!|
|Here you can see the blue feathers.|
|Looking up between the 2 trees by the back door.|
|The tree in the center of the picture (above the car port) is the tree the bluejay was in. Have I mentioned that I LOVE the zoom on my camera?! :D|
|The buds on the maple tree in the back yard near the back door.|
|I moved the chair to behind the fellowship hall. Thought I might catch some bird action in the trees back there. Not so much. I finally gave up and went in the house.|
|I didn't realize until seeing this new growth on this weeper above the chicken pen that the neighbors have a weeping willow tree on their property, too.|
|This was the only "action" I caught behind the church building and I can't really tell what these are...|
|...but, whatever the round things are, they are in those trees at the edge of the woods back there.|
|Very pale yellow daffodils in front of the church.|
|This one looks white. I still like my yellow and orange ones in the front of the house better.|
And, that's the rest of today's story!