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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


It is Wednesday and time to link up with Joyce at http://joyce-fromthissideofthepond.blogspot.com.  for Wednesday's Hodgepodge.  Joyce gives a lot of thought to the questions she poses and they cover a wide range of topics. Stop by Joyce's post and join in the fun!

1. Will you watch the Super Bowl? If so who will you root for? If you are outside the USA what is the 'big deal sporting event' in your own country?  Hopefully, yes.  We have Slingbox here in Munich and I would love to see the Packers win!  

2. Is ignorance bliss?
Of course, what you don't know can't hurt you.  Right?  Am I missing something or am I blissfully in the dark here.

3. Which of the seven dwarfs are you? (and just in case your Disney is a little bit rusty, here they are-Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy)
At the moment, after a 31 hour plane trip,  door to door from Australia to Munich, I would have to say Sleepy. 

4. When you are riding in the car with another couple how do you organize the seating? (Men up front? Women up front? Couples sit together?) And thanks to Lori at Mountain Woman at Heart for the question! Everyone go say hi to Lori.
We have couples sit together.

5. What is beauty?
Whatever takes your breath away.

6. If someone asks you to bring an appetizer or a dessert to a party in their home, which would you choose? Appetizer

7. What is your crowd pleasing go-to appetizer?   My sweet daughter-in-law's hummus recipe.  She is Jordanian and it is to die for.

8. Insert your own random thought here
Happy Australia Day, Australia!


VandyJ said...

I like hummus, but finding the ingredients is tough here in my very small town in the middle of no where. And the store stuff in never as good as homemade.

Expats Again said...

Other than tahini, which is rare in many locales, the other ingredients are very common. Wonder if you could find it online? I live in Germany and had to find a Turkish neighborhood store to locate tahini, which is a sesame paste used in hummos. You are so correct that store bought is not as good as homemade. Another thought is to inquire at a middle eastern restaurant. They might be able to help you out.

Maribeth said...

Would love the Hummus recipe! (Hint, hint!!)

Expats Again said...

Maribeth, of course! (Luna's Hommmos (My daughter-in-law from Amman, Jordan).


1 can of Hommos (chick peas) 20 oz
2 cloves of garlic
½ teaspoon of cumin
3 tablespoons of tahini sauce
2 squeezed lemons
½ teaspoon of salt

Garnishing: some Parsley, sprinkles of paprika powder, olive oil and some un-blended chickpeas

Put all of the above ingredients into the blender- just leave some whole grains of chickpeas for later garnishing- also add some of the water that comes in the hommos can but not all of it -- keep on adding after blending, then blend again until you get the right texture.

After you’re done, pour the outcome into a flat plate add the leftovers of the chickpeas into the four different corners on the plate then on top of it cut up some parsley and put it over it then sprinkle some paprika.

After you get done with this pour the olive oil onto the center of the plate.

Use pita bread to eat it with and cut some cucumbers, onion, radishes, or other fresh vegetables you enjoy on the side for dipping.

Then eat and enjoy

Joyce said...

Thanks for posting the recipe! I have been thinking about the beauty question too. My real first thought when I hear the word is nature. I think of people second because that is far more subjective. Few people disagree that a sunset is beautiful. We do all seem to agree that it's not something on the outside.

Amy said...

I love hummus and can't wait to try your recipe. I like your beauty definition...so true.

Great answers and I hope you get some much needed sleep!!

Expats Again said...

Thank you, Amy. I think you will love the hummos. I blend mine until it is really creamy.

Nanato4 said...

Wow, I love your answer to #5!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!