2017 seems to be going out with a bang. The temperature dropped to -6°F (-21°C) this morning, but it is up to 18°F (-7°C) this afternoon with sunshine.
It got warm enough to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a salad! Aldi Spring Mix packaged lettuce, cubed leftover Christmas ham, red bell pepper, onion, olive oil, cider vinegar, and sweet pickle relish.
Earlier in the day I had black bean soup made from an Instant Pot recipe in the new cookbook. It it fairly simple: soaked black beans and chopped onion seasoned with cumin, bay leaf, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and smoked paprika.
After having four malware attacks on KittanningOnline earlier this month, knock on wood, we have been clean for over a week.
Anyway, Happy New Year wishes to all. Hope 2018 brings relief to those suffering hunger, homelessness, and persecution.