Monday, December 15, 2008
Roasted Garbanzos and Spanky is Home for the Howlidays
I thought this recipe for roasted garbanzos sounded interesting so I gave it a try using savory seasonings rather than sweet. Frankly, it turned out fine, but it's not at the top of my list to make again. I think if you want a snack for munching and are avoiding nuts, this is a reasonable substitute. Not bad at all, just not a "wow" recipe for me. Skip to the recipe below if you're here for the food, and let me know if you come up with a variation that you really like! And how about that crazy tiki shot glass my friends A & J brought back from Hawaii? I love it.
Now for the Home for the Howlidays Adopt-a-thon update. Saturday was a wonderful day. We placed 25 pets from the Macklind Humane Society location, with a total of 52 animals from all HSMO locations! I was so happy to meet Spanky's new family. Spanky is a pitbull mix who'd been at the shelter for a while. He was one of my favorites to walk. So well-mannered and full of love. A little on the skinny side, the shelter was working on fattening him up. Not everyone was taken with Spanky. In fact, some potential adopters found him homely. But there's a family for every dog! This nice couple approached me at the Adopt-a-thon and with certainty said, "we're interested in adopting Spanky. We saw him on the internet." After I briefly gushed about how wonderful Spanky is, and refrained from hugging them, I set them up with our Adoption Counselors to get things moving. While they were waiting for an available counselor, they went back to Spanky's kennel to visit. Sweet talk and all. And Spanky? He turned on the charm. Curled on his bed, chewing his toy with gusto, looking cute as all get out. That's my boy! Spanky found his family on Saturday. Later that night as memories of the day fluttered in my mind, I realized my heart was full. Thanks everyone for your interest in the great pets at the Humane Society!
Adapted from Epicurious
1 cup dried garbanzo beans
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
salt, freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Place the beans in a container and cover with cool water. Cover container with a lid and place in refrigerator overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain beans and pat dry on a towel. In a bowl, combine beans with olive oil, garam masala, pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Place in one layer on a cookie sheet and roast in oven for about 45 minutes, stirring several times. Add cinnamon and extra salt if needed after baking.