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An update from the convalescent home


Things are improving here at our convalescent home. Nora is regaining strength and mobility. She still tires easily and knows when she has done too much, but her pain level has greatly diminished. Thanks to all who have prayed for her and sent her greetings and other evidences of care and concern.

Last week Rob and I ventured out for supper one evening to the Pita House, which is one of our favorite places to eat. We both had the lentils and a Greek-style salad and then did a bit of shopping in the Middle Eastern grocery part of the restaurant. I think I have mentioned before that I like to get some of my spices there and I always get some kalamata olives and some of their domestic feta. They also carry a good selection of dried beans and seeds such as poppy seed and sesame seed. Another thing I purchased was a small container of their fresh hummus, which is delicious. When we got to the check out counter I discovered that we had purchased enough to qualify for a free package of pita bread.

I did a little research and decided to make pita chips to serve with the fresh hummus. They were very easy to make and they stayed nice and crisp in a Tupperware container for several days after I made them. Here are the directions:

picture of Oiling Pitas

Pita Chips

Pita bread
Vegetable oil

Seasonings of your choice (I used Goya Adobo all purpose seasoning from the Hispanic section of the grocery store. You could use seasoned salt, garlic powder, cumin, or a blend of your own.)

Cut the pitas in half and then separate the halves into single layers. Cut the individual layers into quarters (you can stack the layers if you would like.) Place the pieces on a baking sheet and brush them with oil. Sprinkle them with the seasonings. Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 mins. or until they are slightly browned and crisp. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Let cool and serve with the dip of your choice.

picture of Seasoning Pitas

Enjoy your tasty snack!

Becka


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1 Comment on “An update from the convalescent home”

  1. #1 Carrie
    on Sep 3rd, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Some friends and I are going out for Falafel tomorrow–I can’t wait! I’ve had middle eastern food only a few times, but really like it.


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