Saturday, May 29, 2010
3 1/2 cups packed cilantro leaves (about 3 ounces)
3 medium garlic cloves
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup minced yellow onion
2 cups long-grain white rice (or brown rice)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Combine two cups of rice with chicken broth and chopped garlic cloves and yellow onion. Bring to boil and turn to simmer for about 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed completely. Fluff rice when done and add chopped cilantro and a dash of kosher salt. Mix well. Rice will begin to take on flavor of cilantro while it's still hot.
I had my cilantro rice with organic turkey ham and yes, that is mayonnaise on the side. I love dipping my ham in mayonnaise. Is that strange? My, look at all that ham on my plate. I must have been really hungry, lol!
Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend. I also hope you were all able to take a moment to thank all our brave soldiers who made a huge sacrifice for all of us and the freedom that we have today. xoxo
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Dreaming of fish flakes and catnip...
I told you to keep your ears clean....men! Good thing you have me around to keep you clean Quincy.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Oh and ignore the trash in the background. In one of my ADD moments I was in the middle of taking trash out then realized I had to drop everything to take pictures. Typical me. Lol!
I should have made this a little more clear. There's a heart, a key in the back and a smaller heart on this chain. :) Could my shirt be anymore low cut? I do have a TANK TOP peaking through...that is not my bra. Lol!Hmmm..I may change to a thinner satin black ribbon or even a satin cream ribbon.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I had to take a picture of this tree. Look at those pink blossoms....so refreshing to see bright spring colors.
Yes Bentley, that's the UPS man. I'll protect you!
Picture time! You mind well Bentley! Good boy!
I do have to tell you all a funny story. When I got Sue home from the hospital (along with Bentley who was being watched by our friend Susan), we got Bentley inside and as I was unloading the car I heard Sue scream for Bentley. He had gotten out! I took off running after him, lol. Unfortunately the neighbor had their front door wide open and in goes Bentley, dashing in at full speed then a few seconds later I hear a woman SHRIEK! Out comes Bentley running as fast as he can. Lol! I'm sure the woman was shocked to see a huge white ball of fur diving into the front door but hey, in my book, you leave your front door open, it's an invitation to all creatures. Lol! Long story short, I was able to get him safely home where he was mildly scolded. How can you scold a cutie like that? Lol!
On a final note, if you can all say a prayer for Sue, I would be ever so grateful. She's doing wonderful through her treatments but it's never easy. Thank you, thank you! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying Spring!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
My favorite antique stomping grounds around my area is called Aurora. Aurora was founded in 1856 by Dr. William Keil who was a Prussian tailor and self-styled physician. He named the city after his daughter Aurora Mills. You can read more about the history of Aurora here
Here's a couple of pictures we took in Aurora. The area is so quaint. I've decided I would really enjoy living in any "old town" in any city. :)
Here's my beautiful mom! :) The flowers were in bloom in Aurora and Spring was definitely in the air.
Here's a picture of just me and mom. I love her so much and she really made my week when she came up to have some fun, mother, daughter time! Thanks, mom!! I already miss you. So does Emma. Lol! Emma loved my mom.