Lazy Loubie

Loubie is a Middle Eastern dish I've often enjoyed in restaurants.  A little experimenting at home showed me that it's quite easy to make using canned vegetables! To make 4 main-dish servings, you will need: about 30 oz. canned green beans (or 2 cups fresh, or thawed frozen) about 30 oz. canned diced tomatoes (or 2 … Continue reading Lazy Loubie

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The Five-Part Furniture-Finding Plan

It's Works-for-Me Wednesday, so here's the system by which Daniel and I have furnished our home: When there's a piece of furniture you'd like to have, Wait for it to come along.  When you can wait no longer, See what you can scrounge from what other people are discarding. Go to yard sales. Go to … Continue reading The Five-Part Furniture-Finding Plan

The Other Three Bears

Once upon a time, there were three little bears sitting on three little chairs, very quiet and very still. They were sitting like that because their father had told them to, and they always did everything their father told them to do. The father bear needed his little bears to be quiet and still because he had to work very hard at his desk. He worked and worked until . . . yawn . . . zzz . . . flop! he fell asleep right on top of his papers.