The mister has a new hobby...it might even be called a sport because it's interactive...he displays a full range of motion and it's repetitive, loud, and it gets him all worked up! He calls it setting. Setting, while similar to sitting, is not the same...oh no...setting requires arm movement, pointing, eagle-eyed spotting, well, here, let me show you a few pics of the mister in action...
The mister sets in his chair on the deck in the evening and when a plane flies overhead or maybe just a finch, or if he sees an unusual cloud formation, he yells for me to come and see it, "Hurry up you're going to miss it!" I drop whatever it is I'm doing, rush outside to see him pointing in one direction or another, and usually hear him snarl, "You missed it." He has way more fun setting than anyone I know. He's quite taken with this new game - due to the beautiful weather we've been having, the mister has been outside setting every night for weeks...the monsoons can't return quick enough for me!
Occasionally though, I will join the mister for a round of setting. As long as the mister has a full glass, he's happy to set, but me? I need something more enticing...I need the crunch of salty chips or crisp veggie holding a nice scoop of Beet Hummus! This is my new go-to-snack - it's not only delicious and healthy but it's dang pretty!!
Beet Hummus - Pots and Pins
2 cans (15 oz.) sliced beets, drained (I opted to use canned beets to save myself the time it takes to cook and peel fresh beets - but if you've got time, use fresh!)
1 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced (if you want more of a garlicky taste, add more!)
juice from one large lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Put beets, garbanzo beans, garlic and lemon juice in food processor and process for 10 seconds. With food processor still running, slowly add olive oil and process for about 10 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste, pulse a few times, adjust seasonings if needed. Makes a little more than 2 cups. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, celery and carrots sticks and sliced cucumber.
Won't the mister be surprised when he see his Father's Day gift tomorrow?!?! He wanted some Seahawks/Mariners/US Open paraphernalia...sad for him...he's getting a Crock Pot, which just so happens to replace the one he broke...karma, it's a #$%&!