Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Eclipse, Rapture, and Intermittent Vegetarianism

The early morning sky and the weather report promised a cloudy day, and that's what we got. John and I sat out on the porch during totality and noted the drop in temperature, but the light hardly changed, it was so cloudy already. The dogs didn't seem to notice anything unusual.

Another disappointment was that apparently, Marjorie Taylor Greene and the cohort of Magahats weren't raptured away.  Just imagine how, with that gang gone, Congress could get to work and actually do something useful rather than parroting Russian propaganda.

Oh, well. 


In a whiplash-inducing change of subject, here's what we had for dinner. We try to eat vegetarian every other night. Health, economy, environment all come into it.

 Tonight, it was crowder peas on basmati rice with a bit of thyme and lemon juice, topped with a veggie mélange--yellow squash, onion, red pepper, and green beans (using up veg before going to the store.) 

But the best part of the meal was the broccoli slaw with a ripe, sweet mango cut up in it. An amazing pairing.

(My dressing for slaw is something like this--half a teaspoon sugar, one teaspoon salt (I use Jane's Crazy Salt,) a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, a teaspoon cider vinegar, and enough mayonnaise to moisten the slaw. These amounts are only approximate; you can adjust them to suit your own palate.)


Barbara Rogers said...

Another yummy sounding dinner, and I like that slaw recipe too! Saw some slivers of the sun during the eclipse. Mainly felt the colder air that developed from the shadow with deeper clouds.

Sandra Parshall said...

Your cole slaw dressing sounds delicious.
Not much of an eclipse up here either, although people who looked directly at it (with glasses) found it exciting. What I noticed most was the sudden wind, which died down after the eclipse was over. I too was disappointed that those who predicted a rapture were still here afterward.

Marcia said...

I have a head of cabbage in the refrigerator. I may have to try your slaw dressing on some. Have not had much luck making dressing for slaw.

I wrote about our eclipse experience on my blog today.

Anvilcloud said...

Yes, having some people raptured would have been a good thing.