Monday, October 28, 2013

Recipe: Hummus and Crunchy Bread Sticks

Whew - a big ginormous hugemongous thanks to everyone that shared my previous post.  Over 14k views - that's crazy!  You guys rock.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.  We headed downtown for some trick-or-treating on Saturday afternoon, went to church Saturday evening, then watched one of those knock-off Disney Pixar movies on Netflix about zombies while we had homemade burgers and fries.  Not too shabby!
Sunday morning, we went through our garage, sorted things, threw lots of stuff away, and listed several things for sale.  The garage is now empty, which will save us $50 a month in rental fees, and hopefully we can make a few bucks off the things we have for sale.  I think I want to research this "minimalist living" thing.  Anyone out there do it? 
After we busted our booties with the garage for about 5 hours, it was time to relax and watch football!  (Let's NOT talk about how that Cowboys game ended, mmmmkay?)
One of my husband and I's favorite snacks is hummus.  It's just so darn tasty.  It can get caloric, but it's actually pretty good for long as you can control the amount you eat.  That's where I get myself into trouble!  Haha. 
Where we lived in Ohio, there was a middle-east market where I would buy my tahini and pita bread.  There's no such thing out here in western South Dakota, so I purchased the tahini off of Amazon, and I bought some french bread, cut it into strips, and baked it until it was hard.  It worked out wonderfully, though next time I think I'll season it with some butter and spices.
My recipe for hummus is pretty simple.
1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 c. tahini
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. water
salt to taste
Optional: paprika and olive oil to drizzle on top
Measure out your tahini.
Then you want to turn your garlic from this:

into this.

Then, forget to take the pictures of your process.  But really, it's ok because it consists of putting all of the ingredients in your food processor, turning that mighty machine on high and standing back while it does all the work for a few minutes, until you get a creamy consistency.
Once I scoop it into the bowl, I like to drizzle olive oil on top, then sprinkle it with paprika.

You can eat it right away, but I prefer to refrigerate mine for a couple of hours and eat it cold.  Either way - YUM!

Pair it with a good beer of your choice and you've got a mighty fine football snack.  The beer may take away the healthy element a bit, but hey - it's the weekend, and you probably deserve it.

What did you do this weekend?
Do you like to watch football?  What team do you root for?
Are you a minimalist?  What advice do you have to offer someone who's interested in learning about it?
What are your plans and/or goals for the upcoming week?





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