Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Hope everyone had an enjoyable Father's Day weekend or just plain weekend. Evan, Sigo, and I packed up Saturday afternoon and headed down to stay with Evan's parents. I was hoping Sigo and their Munchkin cat Herbie would hit it off, but they were a bit shy all weekend...

Had my last visit with my wrist surgeon this morning. He's discharging me as a patient after I get a Functional Capacity Evaluation, which will determine my percentage of disability. We talked to an attorney a little bit this afternoon; he said wrist injuries don't really rank up there on the settlement scale. Last time I checked, our wrists are pretty important, huh?

But I digress...

Writing has been slow-going, so please don't mock me too heartily on W-I-P Wednesday. I'm hoping to have surpassed 52k by then, but who knows?

I've gained quite a few new followers recently--hi! Welcome! Hopefully I'll be entertaining enough for you to stick around. I'm in a bit of a slump lately, but I'm trying to pull myself out of it, promise. :-)


A while ago, a few of you expressed interest in some recipe-sharing when I'm having particularly dull blog days. I think this counts, and last night I made this the 2nd time and thought I should share...

Black Bean and Couscous Salad

(I made up this recipe, so the proportions may need adjustment.)

For two:

1 c. couscous, prepared as per instructions
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed clean
1-2 stalks of celery, diced
Crumbled feta cheese to taste
(there's room for a lot of variation, but here are some ideas that I've done)
black olives, sliced
1/4 jar marinated artichoke hearts
tomato, diced
chicken breast sliced thin and sauteed in olive oil and garlic

Basically all you do is cook the couscous and prepare all the fixin's...
Then stir it all together.
Garnish with the feta.
Dress with lemon juice/olive oil mixture to taste.
I ate mine on a bed of baby romaine, but you don't have to do that either.



Unknown said...

Great recipe Summer!

I feel that I've fallen into the same slump and I'm attempting to pull myself out of it this evening. The hubs is forcing himself to get back to his working out regime and I'm working on getting back into writing. Day One here we come.

How can wrists not be important in a settlement case? I'm guessing a foot would allow you more? I love to know that certain body parts are near as important in those types of worlds.

Hannah said...

Awesome recipe for me to try. I've never had couscous. And I love trying new things! Esppecially food.

sorry about your wrist. And if it makes you feel any better, I've been making slow progress as well but I really only have one speed at everything, slow and plodding, that's me. :) we will get there!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

That looks delicious! And I have all the ingredients except couscous. And chicken. Hope your wrist is better soon! (I think recipes are great ideas on slow blogging days!)

Sarah Ahiers said...

i tried couscous on father's day. I was so excited to try it. And then i was sad when i didn't like it. So sad.

Matthew MacNish said...

Mmmm, that sounds good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Two cats who don't like each other? Who would've thought!

Old Kitty said...

Glad to hear your wrist is near enough ok. Good luck with pursuing justice and recompense for your injury!

And well done with your WIP! Nearly 52k is FANTASTIC!! Good luck with that too.

and I hope Sigo and Herbie will be bestest furr friends soon! :-) I think they need a little time to get to know each other.

And happy father's day too! thank you so much for the recipe!! I like that all you need to do is mix em all up! Yummy!

Take care

Marjorie said...

Sounds yummy!