I spoke to THOUSANDS of people today, I really did. I have no voice left, and there are still two more days that David and I will be working in the Amazon Camperforce booth at the Quartzsite RV Show.
And I am exhausted! 9 am – 5 pm, and the place was PACKED with people and their dogs. So many dogs. I may just spend part of the day tomorrow taking pictures of people and their dogs. Some were in strollers (the dogs, not the people), some were on leashes, some were in purses, and some were in baby carriers. But one of the best dogs to visit the Big Tent today was Jake.
Jake was a little camera shy, but his “mom”, Marlene, posed for a picture with me, and that is my featured pic for the day. Marlene and her very funny & silly husband Dan, were our Amazon Camperforce Buddies this past year in Fernley, and they surprised us with a visit today. She really faked me out, since she had posted on my fb page that they were coming out on Wednesday. This is really a lovely couple, and we were so happy to see them today!
David was great today! It was so fun to watch him in action, and to see him smile so much. We both had fun, and really enjoyed hearing everyone’s stories.
Hannah went for a bike ride, then did the laundry and got us fresh drinking water. When we came home around 5:30 p, she was doing a trial run of packing her bags. This makes me sad because I am spending the last of her days here with us working, but that is the way life goes sometimes.
Dinner consisted of leftovers from last night, and some quick burgers, topped with some leftover mushroom gravy. It wasn’t the most creative of dinners, but it was quick, which is what I needed.
Spicy Bean Burgers
Makes 4 burgers
1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1⁄2 tsp garam masala
1⁄2 tsp chili powder
1⁄2 tsp cumin
1⁄2 tsp onion powder
1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp ketchup
1⁄3 c instant oats
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a mixing bowl, mash beans with a fork until no whole beans are left but not so mashed that they’re pureed like refried beans. Add spices, ketchup, and instant oats, stirring to combine. Taste. If you want a more pronounced Indian flavoring, add another 1⁄4 teaspoon each of chili powder, garam masala, and cumin. Mix in oats. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and roll into balls with clean hands. Flatten with your palms and place on your prepared baking sheet. Use your fingers to shape them into a patty. Bake patties for 10 minutes, gently flip over, and bake for 8 more minutes. Flip a third time and bake for another 5 minutes if necessary, or until the burgers are firm.
Modified from a recipe by Nixon, Lindsay S.
Another work day looms for us, so I hope you had a great Saturday, and can enjoy your Sunday. Hannah says that there are some great futbol matches, starting early.
I’ll leave you with a picture from her bike ride today:
I’m glad that we could have this chat,