Well, friends, I am SICK TO DEATH of talk about the economy and the bailout- BLAH! I wish they would just admit that they don't really know what to do, there is no guaranteed fix, and that they are scared out of their pants because it took a major world war to get out of the last huge economic depression. But no, they will play the theoretical confidence game and Obama will get standing O's and I'll keep losing more and more college money.
In an effort to divert my attention, I made a couple batches of hummus yesterday. Perhaps doing the same will help you divert your attention as well. Hummus is cheap to make and amazing to eat. Here is one of the interesting recipes I tried:
Tahini-Free Black Bean Hummus
-1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas)
-1 can black beans
-2 minced cloves of garlic
-1 T olive oil
-2 T lemon juice
-2 tsp cumin
-1 T parsley (it calls for dried, but I used fresh, chopped & it was awesome)
-S&P to taste
--> Just combine it all in a food processor, gradually add some of the reserved garbanzo bean liquid if you want to modify the texture. It is really think and beany- more of a spread- and it is excellent and doesn't have the fat (or expensiveness) of Tahini Sauce.
So that was random. The lengths I go to in order to avoid the economy! :)