This fellow made me grin as he walked jauntily and fearlessly down the beach. :-)
We strolled the rocky shoreline, stopping to peer into tide pools, pointing out scurrying crabs, tiny shells walking along by themselves, and rocks encrusted with barnacles and mussels.
When we wanted a break just to sit quietly and watch the waves, nearby driftwood provided the perfect perch.
We found all sorts of treasures: pebbles washed smooth by the sea, and these gorgeous purple shells that are now washed and sitting in a bowl on my coffee table.
As the sun sank lower and the temperature dropped, we headed back home for steaming bowls of Mum's 4-Bean Salsa Soup, and fresh rolls from the Dutch Bakery spread thickly with butter and Danish strawberry jam.
It was a beautiful way to spend a stormy day. :-)
Mum's 4-Bean Salsa Soup
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinquinto beans
1 can green chilies
2 jars salsa
1 can corn, drained
1-2 farmer's sausage, sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup cheese (cheddar, pepper jack), shredded
*DO NOT DRAIN BEANS*
- Heat soup pot over medium heat and fry sausage until browned. Drain.
- Add rest of ingredients except cilantro and cheese. Bring to boil and simmer 5-10 minutes.
- Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with cilantro and shredded cheese.