Here’s the question. I need to drown my disappointment in U.S.’s loss to Ghana by eating large amounts of food. Here are my choices:
This arrived Friday night here in Cotonou and got unpacked Saturday morning.
Vegetarian Beninese food.
Okay, here’s the story. A group of friends of mine here have started a food exploration group. Each month we go to a different restaurant we haven’t tried before. Last month was a seafood place on the water I really wanted to try. I missed that one. This month is…well…vegetarian Beninese food. I have nothing against vegetables. I eat salad most every day, and there’s a large stash of salad dressings in that consumables pile. But I’m an omnivore, and there is some really good stuff in that pile. Still, there is the social aspect of all this. And we’re doing lunch, so the pile in the pantry is still available for supper, as is one of the steaks that followed me back from the US. OK, do both!
I’m beginning to really like Windows 7. I’m sure there are bad things about it, but I’m enjoying playing with it. One of the things I’m enjoying are the gadgets. These are little applications you put on your desktop. Here’s my current stash.
Time – Home, Cotonou and UTC/GMT
Weather – Home and Cotonou
Performance – CPU and Network usage
Search – Google
Money – The current exchange rate (Euros because I haven’t found one yet for CFA, but the CFA is tied to the Euro at a fixed rate)
Radio – I can listen to XM
In the past, I had a stock market tracker and news headlines, but I found I didn’t look at them very much.
My fun recipe for the week is for the world’s easiest peach cobbler. It’s at http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/easy-peach-cobbler-2/Detail.aspx
Bake for an hour if you want the crust to brown, and I added a little cinnamon to the peaches and didn’t include all the syrup.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 (15 ounce) can peaches
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a one-quart baking dish or 9 inch square pan, cream together sugar and butter. Mix in flour and milk until smooth. Pour peaches and their juice over the top.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.