Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November's Meeting

Today we worked on crocheting and learning to read basic patterns. It is satisfying to be able to create something with your own hands that is useful. The basic single crochet is simple and when put together in different ways creates different patterns. I personally like using cotton thread that comes on cones to do dishrags and potholders with. I served a new soup that is called Three-Bean Moroccan Stew. It was delicious and also pretty much pantry worthy.(it has fresh spinach which isn't usually on your shelf) For December we will be making yogurt and having a potluck lunch to celebrate the holidays.
Three-Bean Moroccan Stew

2 tsp olive oil
1 lg onion diced
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 15oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 15oz can cannellini(white beans), drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
2 14oz can chicken broth
1 cup golden raisins
1 10oz pkg baby spinach

Heat oil in pot and cook onion until soft. Stir in cumin, coriander and cinnamon.

Add all remaining ingredients except spinach, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in spinach cook 3 minutes or just until wilted. Serve with pita bread if desired.