The Old Soldier broke out the crock pot a few days ago and cooked up a mess of black beans. It was a first. I soaked the beans overnight. Then I threw them in the crock pot with three fat ham hocks and a cut up carrot. This time I did not make the mistake of putting in too much water like I did with my last crock pot of black eye peas.
The black beans turned out great even though the clean up was messy. The black beans shed their coloring. The color baked itself on the inside of the crock pot and some got on the side of the refrigerator.
But now I have a hearty meal that will last me for several days.
How’s everyone doing?
It will be a cloudy day in Pittsburgh, the high around 40; mild for February. I’ve been paying closer attention to the Nightly Business Report on public television. The show has been covering the possibility of a Greek default.
I am not an expert on high finance. I do know that the international monetary system is so integrated that a default by Greece could have a real effect on me and you. If Greece goes the entire Eurozone could go and the possibility of a world-wide Great Depression, much worst than the one in 1929, could be upon us.
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