04 February 2008

of pestilence, prezzies, crockpots, & java

i'm starting to think that 2008 is not the year of the rat - it is the year of the pestilence. it's hit the belfry again. i should tell you that i suspect manlyman is faking. whether it is to avoid further pampering me, or to get me off the sick-couch to pamper him, i cannot say.

this morning we took thehobbit to the hardware store to choose things for his birthday prezzie. he has a wooden kitchen set, & for his birthday has asked that we a) put taller legs on the pieces, & 2) finish the dang set! i am horridly ashamed to admit that we built it 4 years ago, & never put in shelves, knobs, a sink spout...
we bought everything we needed, with the exception of magnet paint for the front of the fridge. $20 for a dinky can?! he can continue to use tape.
i'll take before & after photos. yes i will. stop it!

day 2 :: cook enough to last 3 days.
crockpot curry
2 large potatoes, cut into large cubes
1/2 brown onion, diced
large can, tomatoes (diced, or pureed)
1/4c thick coconut milk
1c chopped spinach (thaw if frozen)
1 can chickpeas, rinsed
1-2tbs olive oil
1tsp ground cumin
1tbs curry powder
1tsp ground tumeric
salt & pepper
1) put everything into the crockpot. (the coconut milk is to cut the heat, & give the kid extra calories. you can omit it, or add it to individual bowls at serving.)
2) add enough water to cover potatoes.
3) set the crock to its specifications.
4) serve over basmati rice.
** notes: you can mess around with spice amounts to get the taste you prefer. you can also add other veggies. we like carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, & mushroom too. double everything if you have a large crockpot, & family.**

before i leave to poke about my fave blogs, i thought i should relieve any concerns you may have for me. yes, i did buy soycreamer (6 of them) today, & yes i had a gigantic cup of liquid, java love. all is as it should be.


~Phaedra~ said...

Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to try it tonight! Fresh tea with curry is very refreshing too, without the cream...love

kat said...

my pleasure :-)
please let me know how yours turns out, & any alterations you tried. happy eating!

Crockpot Lady said...

it sounds good, what do you think went wrong?

I seem to like the veg curry that I did additional day. It was as if the flavors needed to chill a bit.

we have company over right now and are finishing take-out lamb karma and vidadaloo.
amazing! I need to learn how to do that!

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