Daily Archives: September 14, 2010

Red Beans and Rice

Going to try to make this for dinner tonight. I highly doubt my boys will eat it, but you never know. I know the KoD will enjoy it, and I hope I will too.


•           2 tablespoons of olive oil
•           1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
•           1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
•           2 celery stalks, diced
•           2 cloves garlic, chopped fine (or garlic powder)
•           2 cans red kidney beans, drained
•           1 cup chicken or vegetable stock – I used Manischewitz Vegetable Stock
•           1 bay leaf
•           Pinch of dried thyme
•           1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
•           salt and black pepper to taste
•           Tabasco sauce to taste
•           2 spicy sausages (or veggie links) browned and sliced into coins (optional)


1.         In a medium sized heavy pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Cook the vegetables until soft, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes).

2.         Add the beans, stock, herbs and spices and simmer for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper sauce and adjust seasonings. With a potato masher, smash the beans so you have a thicker mixture with some whole beans remaining.

3.         Serve over plain white rice topped with sausage.

ETA – the boys totally loved it!!


Resume Rescue

Hopefully very very soon I will be looking for a job. I have not worked much these past 15 years, being a full time stay at home mom and all, so my resume / CV is extremely anemic and thin. Being a mom has taught me so much about myself and about life, however, most CVs don’t really include this information. I have had no formal schooling post-high school, which doesn’t really help. I am not totally sure what kind of job I am going for, other than one that helps to pay the bills. So I need a generic CV. (Of course if someone wanted to pay me to stay at home and write…..I would love that).

How, dear informed readers with jobs, do I go about making my CV so awesome that someone will want to hire me, even though I have been out of the workforce focusing on kids for 15 years?


What does he do with it?

Ok this is a squirmy subject. The other day at the dinner table (I believe it was a yomtov meal) the kids were discussing circumcisions. The older three know exactly what happens at a brit, and are of an age where the grosser the subject the better. It was explained to the younger one exactly what a brit is, that it is not just a party. So now, he wants to know, what does the mohel do with the piece of skin he slices off? Does it have to be buried or is it thrown in the trash?

(I went through four brittot for my boys and not once did I stop to think about this.)