Yes, I’ve been absent, and my poorly neglected blog has suffered yet again. Here’s the last 6 months in a nutshell: a major house move, started homeschooling and an increased work load. Nuff said. Here’s a scrumptious recipe for an easy-to-make side dish that goes great with just about any kind of meat, especially grilled meats. It would also be good with my Stuffed Pork Loin Roast. Pearl cous cous, or Israeli cous cous, is larger than normal cous cous and is very much a pasta product. It has the distinction of being toasted before packaged, so that it has a slightly nuttier flavor, and it holds up really well to hearty dishes like this one; just don’t over cook it. It should be toothsome, but not chewy. Try this recipe today, and feel free to substitute your own favorite veggies – heck, even half a bag of mixed frozen veggies would work great!