Monday, March 26, 2012

The Need for a New Blog

I enjoy making things.

When I need a chart or a list, I'll make it.

Instead of spending buco bucks on some do-dahs that I can sew or put together myself, I will craft something. 

I like to cook with my son, Henry; or rather, he likes sitting in his bumbo on the counter while I cook (he's almost 3 months old). I don't "create" many new recipes, but apparently finding (and when needs be, slightly adjusting) a good recipe is a skill that not many people have, so I do that to pass the time.

It's also helpful being married to a man who is very creative as well. Together, we always have something to do or make.

I figured if I have the need for something, others do, too; so I'm sharing my creations and discoveries with the world.

For example, rice is a good side for a lot of dishes. I either like doing Uncle Ben's 10 minute rice with butter, s&p if I'm in a hurry, or if I have some extra time, I will make coconut rice. It's simple: cook a cup of long grain brown rice in some olive oil or butter for a minute, then add 1 1/4 cup coconut milk and 1 1/4 cup water. At this point, feel free to add garlic powder and/or curry powder, depending on what you're having it with. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 40 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

I really like this rice because it's more creamy and less boring than regular 'ole rice.

Come back and visit again (hopefully there will be new post more often than not).