Two Questions…

First…why didn’t anyone ever tell me about that teeny tiny little yellow thing on the side of the memory card for my camera?  The little one that if it’s pushed in the wrong direction will NOT allow me to take a photo!  How stupid did I feel at lunch when I was going to take a photo of my salad and nothing happened. :-(  I get enough weird looks from Ralph when I try to take photos and then it won’t work.  He was very calm…all he said was, “why don’t you put your camera away and eat your salad?”  So sadly I did that.  I had a tasty plate of Caesar salad, with very little dressing, Perfect! and marinated garbanzo beans and calamata olives.  Yum.  Also had what is called a Monte Carlo wrap.  It’s a grilled veggie wrap with cheddar cheese.  Sadly, you’ll never know what it looks like (unless we go back to the same diner…by the way, it was the Brooklawn Diner…where…in Brooklawn, NJ.)

So in answer to my own question, if you just move the teeny tiny plastic thingy from “lock” to “unlock” the camera works just fine!

After lunch we went to a local year round produce store.  Since I’m trying to be thrifty, I thought a stop there would be a good idea.  I know their prices are better than my grocery store.  I came home with this wonderful haul…

Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, navel oranges, red peppers, snow peas, red delicious  and Fuji apples and slice Portobello mushrooms.  The tomatoes were 2 boxes for $1.50.  At the grocery store they were 2 for $5.00!!  I think it’s worth driving in the opposite direction to go to the produce stand!

Second question…is there a statute of limitations on beans?  Don’t laugh…this is a serious question.  I realized that I had a plastic container of navy beans that has been in my pantry closet for…let’s just say several years at least.  I really can’t tell you how old they are.  They looked ok, they smelled ok.  They are now soaking in a pot on my stove…

Notice the opposite color theme from last week.  Last week, black beans in white pot…scrubbing required.  This week, white beans in black pot…I think I’ve saved myself some work.  There is a crock pot in their future tomorrow.  I’m becoming completely obsessed with this, but in a good way. 

Funny thing is, when I took the navy beans out of the pantry closet, behind them was an identical plastic container with lentils in it!  They’re the same age as the navy beans.  I remember when I got them.  They’re old too.  Holy cow…what’ll I do with them?!?  Some kind of soup or salad, I’m sure.

I’ll just look at this as a wonderful step in the direction of clearing things out in preparation for our move.  Gee, I just had a thought…looking around the room…at all of the boxes of stuff both packed and awaiting packing…maybe I could just eat it?! ;-)

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5 responses to “Two Questions…

  1. Ut oh — I wouldn’t eat the beans, but then I’m a fanatic . . .

    Let me know how the produce holds up. Eamil me, OK?

  2. hummm, what’s wrong with this picture? You’re making beans, eating salad and I just make Happy Ending Plum cake!

  3. valerie andruss

    I’d have eaten the beans :-)

    • Hi Val!!
      Don’t worry, cheap old me is going to eat the beans! They’re in the crock pot right now doing bean things. I just need to come up with enough things to do with them! I’m going to have to look for every bean soup recipe I have. There truly will be a ton of beans! Glad you found me!

  4. That’s some good looking produce you’ve got there!!

    I don’t know much about beans, other than I need to eat more of them. :)

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