What’s your favourite day of the week?
I’ve been thinking about this. When people ask me if I’m a morning person, my instinct is to say yes… but for different reasons that you might think. Do I like waking up and getting out of bed? Well… I don’t love it. My early-riser husband would tell you I hate it. But once I am up, I do really love mornings. I love the feeling of having an entire day ahead of me, like a blank canvas ready to be painted on. Because I’m such a productivity maniac, I start each and every day – whether at work or at home – with a to-do list. And I am the most efficient, energetic and motivated in the mornings, so that’s why I say I’m a morning person. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean I love getting out of bed, right?
Anyway, I feel like the clichéd favourite day of the week is Friday or Sunday and neither of those really do it for me. I like Friday nights, but not Friday days. Friday days are tough at work because I don’t typically want to dive into a new big project if I’m going to be off for two days and lose my train of thought. So I typically end up doing smaller, piece-meal projects or administrative things like expenses. But I love Friday nights for the same reason I love mornings – the whole weekend is ahead!
And of course, I used to actually hate Sundays because they meant the weekend was coming to an end. But since starting She Reads Truth Lent, I am loving Sundays even more. I wake up, make tea, tackle my Weekly Truth (scripture memorization) and write my to-do list. Lately Sundays have been sunny and cheerful, and I normally spend them in the kitchen, recipe testing and cooking for the week ahead.
Sooo this post is actually about hummus. And that giant ramble started with me thinking that hummus was a good, easy thing to blog about on a Friday because our brains are tired and mushy… like hummus. So we need an easy recipe to ease into the weekend.
I know you appreciate my logic.
Long story short – I don’t do store-bought hummus. It’s way too easy to make at home to justify that, and I think homemade tastes better. This is my go-to concoction!
- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained
- 1 tsp minced garli
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt, to taste
- Olive oil, as required
- Smoked paprika, for garnish
- In a food processor, add chickpeas, garlic, cumin, salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Blend together and add more olive oil if needed until you reach the desired texture/consistency. Sprinkle with a bit of paprika and enjoy.