Social Security Eligible

April 30, 2015

Peter gave Jim a birthday card tonight that had a quote on the front that said, “What age would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” ¬†Young, we both agreed. Certainly not 62. Neither of us feels like a senior citizen. That’s just kind of ridiculous. It will seem that way when you get there, too.

I’m pooped and not feeling like writing (I’m old, remember? Not as old as Jim, though.) So I’m copping out and posting more cooking photos.

For dinner I made a Moroccan Lentil Soup.

Into the crock pot this afternoon went chopped carrots, onions, and cauliflower..


To which was added minced garlic and tomato paste…


then chopped tomatoes and lentils…


and ground turmeric, coriander, cumin, cinnamon and pepper..


and olive oil and chicken broth…


Cooked on high for about five hours.


Toward the end, added fresh chopped spinach and cooked another half hour or so, then added fresh cilantro and lemon juice.

After returning from the college preparation workshop at the high school tonight, we really needed some comfort food. This fit the bill. It needed salt, but otherwise was pretty good. We served it with Village Bakery’s olive bread.

For dessert, the usual birthday pecan pie:


And everyone was sufficiently comforted.

Here are the Frame boys, each at his own key milestone age: Jim, social security eligible and Peter, a first year driver.


Happy Birthday, Jim!