I made fried plantains for the first time along with “puerto rican” black beans. This meal reminded E & I of Venezuela, which made us very happy. I put puerto rican in quotes because I followed a general recipe that said it was puerto rican but I’m not sure how accurate that was. Also, I followed it loosely so again, not totally accurate. The secret is lots of fresh lime juice and bacon, of course. I had forgotten how much I like lightly cooked kale. I might eat it every night this week…
We had the most beautiful sunrise on Friday morning. I took this picture while riding the bus on my way to work.
E’s mom sent us a new space heater for Christmas that we just received. It uses less electricity and heats up a room about 10x faster than our other once. We’re all pretty happy about it, Mona included.
We had a leisurely brunch at Portage Bay on Sunday. It was delightful and I got a giant slice of gluten free bread smothered in jam. I was pretty happy about it.