10/8/2018 Columbus Day

Another interesting weekend. Three days as they gave us Columbus day off paid, excellent. Too bad I had a dentist appointment, crown install so no pain.
Let’s see, Saturday a fun trip to the farmers market. I spent the rest of the day installing the new stove. I had to change the jets to propane. That was a challenge mostly because I had to find all the tools. It’s in and works OK, no frills, not even a clock, but the oven is correct according to my thermometer.
Sunday, a binge on Netflix, Hawaii five-O, laundry, then some cooking. I made a batch of primo chicken soup. I took a walk to the river and back the long way around. I wanted to make a Cocido, Spanish beef and tomato stew with garbanzos, but I’m missing a few ingredients, mainly sherry and red bell pepper. I did buy some organic garbanzo beans dry, and put them on to soak overnight, but for a different purpose. I drew out my logo on the inside back for the UB2 bass.
Then I prepared the clamps for the back. I moved them around until I had good coverage with the different styles of clamps. I left it in place unglued overnight.
Today at the dentist I gave the assistant a couple guitar picks for her son as he’s learning guitar. I don’t use them and they come free with the uke strings I buy. A stop at Trader Joe’s after for sherry but they’re out, and I forgot the bell pepper. I did get a few odds and ends. Next door at Bevmo they had sherry and my favorite beer.
Back home I made a batch of Cocido for lunch and work lunches. I left out the pepper but added another fresh tomato instead. I tastes great, something like Dad used to make, but different without the bells.
Next on the agenda, Falafels. Chopped garlic, onions, and parsley. Using Gary’s tiny food processor in several small batches I chopped up the soaked chickpeas and veggies to a course paste. I added 1 Tbsp. corn starch to thicken it and avoid gluten for some. Salt, cumin, coriander, I can’t find any cardamom, left out. Added some canned garbanzo juice as I have some left from the cocido instead of eggs as this stuff mimics egg whites well. I rolled up 11 balls, deep fried in canola oil. excellent, though they could use some more salt. I froze the larger batch for future use in a plastic zip bag. Chopped lettuce and tomato bagged with mustard dill sauce and a pita for lunch tomorrow in style.
I took a picture of the electronics inside the UB2.
Then I glued it and clamped the back in place.
I re-posted the add to sell my boat Frolic on Craigslist for a bargain price. Wrote this to post.
A good long weekend.

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