Holy wind! It’s like a tornado outside– 37 mph winds – not even kidding. And a tornado watch. And pouring sideways rain!! What’s going on!?!
Man am I dragging this morning! Last night’s late game impeded me of getting anywhere near eight hours of sleep since today starts with an early morning client. Combine that with waking up which seemed like every 10 minutes.
Did I mention my client was a no call no show? Yep.
Now it’d be easy to let this start a snowball into a Murphy’s Law kind of day, but I think I’ll stop it riiiight here 😉 On my way home from the gym this morning, I saw a bunch of people standing outside a Labor Today place – in the pouring rain. That made me thankful for having a job, and clients oversleeping is just part of the business. So hey, I’ll think of it this way – I only had to be at the gym for a half hour for an hour’s pay!
Onward and Upward!
So last night before the game, I did a little work in the kitch.
When I told Shane we were having Indian food involving a new recipe of mine for dinner, he gave me a quizzical look. He gets scared when I say “new recipe” 😉
On the Indian menu:
Brown California Basmati Rice
Garlic Tandoori Naan
Pumpkin Rice Pudding w/ Fresh Whipped Cream
This dinner is what you can call semi-homemade, that’s for sure!
I started with the brown basmati rice. I’ve never cooked basmati rice, so I was a little skeptical myself.
Then moved onto the honey gobi.
We had this one time at a local Indian restaurant and I haven’t been able to get it off my mind since.
I will post the recipe for this on my recipes tab this week!
Garlic naan – semi homemade.
OK, maybe just a teensy homemade. It’s TJ’s Garlic naan with butter on top, ready to go into the oven 😉
And last but not least, the lentils!
It’s such a great concept – it’s all natural, ready to go, and only takes 90 seconds to cook!
This meal was whipped up in about 30 minutes. The rice obviously took the longest.
It ended up being very very good! The husband was impressed and so was I.
A fabulous Indian meal!
The only thing that wasn’t perfect – the rice. It was a litttttle bit undercooked. After telling this to my client I trained shortly after eating dinner, she declared she was getting me a rice cooker. She spent three years in Japan and feels strongly that everyone needs a rice cooker! Apparently it comes out nice and fluffy and perfect every single time!
I had to leave quickly after eating, so the pumpkin rice pudding went un touched. I’ll leave that for the next post 😉
What’s your best semi-homemade meal?
Do you have a rice cooker? If not, do you have problems getting the rice to the perfect consistency?