Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dinner and other things...

First, a pilaf recipe..  I grew up here in the valley, therefore I loves me a good pilaf.. and there is plenty of it to be found as we have a rich Armenian and Middle Eastern community..  I also make a pretty good one myself.. (with the help of fideo, a Latino pasta, like broken spaghetti noodles..that cuts out the step of breaking up spaghetti, a tedious task).  So here ya go:

Rice Pilaf:
3/4 cup fideo
2 cups long grain white rice (not instant)
4 cups broth or water
2 bouillion cubes dissolved in a bit of hot water or broth
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/3 stick butter
a sprinkling of celery salt and garlic salt

melt butter in deep pan, add fideo and brown lightly over medium heat, stir in rice, liquid, bouillon, parsley and seasonings.  Bring to boil, turn down to medium low heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, remove from heat, fluff with fork, and leave lid off for 15 minutes to dry a bit.

I served this with:  Shrimp Scampi (after a fashion)
1 lb 61/70 cooked shrimp
1/2 stick butter
2 TBSP chopped parsley
zest and juice of half a lemon
sprinklings of salt, garlic, salt, and parmesan
a few shakes of green Tabasco and Sriracha

Warm all ingredients in microwave, approximately 2 to 3 minutes on high, serve over pilaf.

This was tonite's dinner, much needed after all the wedding planning, and the pregnancy scare (pre menopausal nonsense).

So I think we've figured out the living room floor... a large remnant that will cover most of the floor, it will work like a giant area rug and we don't have to go to all the trouble of padding and tacking it down and all that..  and it will be much less expensive and troublesome than any other remedy.
Also trying to find inexpensive foundation garments for the dress fitting coming up on Sunday with my fabulous designer, Lakisha Robinson, creator of Amy Echo Fashions. (link's in the doobly doo to the right) I need a red bra and something to make my lumpy bumps lie more flat...    tick tick tick... close to the 6 week mark... still worried about the backyard and getting it leveled in time....

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