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i just went through my facebook “friends” and removed some people. it’s nothing personal, i just think that friend should mean something… and maybe that something is that we’ve actually spoken in the past 10 years?

“spoken” could even mean that we chat with instant messaging.

spoken does not mean that we play status update racquetball on facebook.

anyway, it’s not that i don’t care to see your updates, or hear your comments on my updates, it’s just simply too much. too much info. all of these technological tools that we have are great at hoarding information, but what are you going to do with it?

or maybe we just need a new etiquette. for example, i post to facebook that i am making chicken soup. instead of receiving a bunch of “i love chicken soup” comments, perhaps i could receive a few great chicken soup recipies.

giving me a bunch of great recipes obviously takes more work on your part, my friends. but that’s what friends are for.

any person can tell me that they love soup. furthermore, any one can look up any recipe, ever. have you seen cooks.com?

but friends know that i love beans, lentils and other legumes. and friends give me the inside scoop on soups with beans.

so in conclusion, if we’re going to be friends on facebook, you’d better be willing to give me some good recipes, and I will reciprocate, because I know that you love different types of cured meats.

friends share recipes.

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  1. i love chicken soup.

    and beans.

  2. i don’t like chicken soup or cured meats (vegetarian), but i do fancy legumes.

    have you tried the “no chicken noodle” from amie’s line of canned soups?

  3. Can “non-Facebook-Creepy-Matt-friends” leave you soup recipes? If so, I have a great one!

    (But it has meat in it- and since we are not real friends, I’m not sure if that is a deal breaker or not. . . )

    Oh, and apologies for taking up a ton of space here- kind of apropos, though, don’t you think? 🙂

    Here you go- It’s a family fave.

    Taco Soup
    1 1/2 lbs ground beef browned and drained
    3 cans stewed or diced tomatoes, drained
    2 cans kidney beans, drained
    1 can black beans, drained
    1 can white corn, drained
    1 small can of green chilis, drained
    1 package of taco seasoning
    1 package of ranch party dip mix
    2 cups of water
    – combine browned beef and tomatoes- simmer 30 minutes
    – add everything else and simmer 30 more minutes (add more H20 if it seems too thick)
    – serve with sour cream and corn chips if in the mood

    🙂 Lindsay D.

    Lindsay D.1/4/2009 @ 11:15 am
  4. Lentil & Kale Soup 4 U, My Friend!
    http://veganyumyum.com/2007/02/kale-soup/

    Amy McD.1/4/2009 @ 1:13 pm
  5. Sausage and Lentil Soup

    1. In a large saucepan, heat one tablespoon of oil. Add one carrot – diced, two stalks of celery- diced, one large onion- chopped and two cloves of crushed garlic. Saute until tender.

    2. Remove vegetables from the pan and and add one pound of hot Italian sausage, removed from the casing, to the pan. Brown the drain off fat.

    3. In a large stockpot, place eight cups of chicken broth, the sauteed vegetables and the sausage meat. Open two cans of whole tomatoes, break them up by squeezing them with your hands and add to the soup along with the juice. Add two cups of dried lentils which have been washed according to package directions.

    4. Season with one teaspoon of salt, 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds and one bay leaf.

    5. Simmer until the lentils are tender, 30-45 minutes. Remove 1/3 of the soup and puree it using an hand-held blender, then return it to the pot. Correct seasonings and remove bay leaf.

    ( I stole this years ago and like it better without the fennel seeds because they taste like licorice and generally leave out the bay leaf removed or not )

    So there you go. Processed meat AND legumes. Will you be my friend? 🙂

    Melissa1/5/2009 @ 6:03 pm
  6. This recipe is AMAZING…makes a ton and freezes really well. I use Andouille instead of Kielbasa – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lentil-sausage-soup-recipe/index.html

    Even people who aren’t Facebook friends can share recipes 🙂

    EtotheC1/7/2009 @ 9:17 am
  7. Stop wasting your time blogging about friendship. Who needs it? For 2009 it is my resoltion to focus on the tangible and I suggest you do the same. In 2009 it is my intention to study and purchase the finest:

    Textiles
    Swords/Knives
    Figurines
    Commemorative Plates/Spoons/Coins
    Gems
    Spices
    Graphic Novels
    Nascar Tickets

    Any time or money left over will be squandered wrecklessly.

    2009!



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