Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Cozy Evening...

It was one of those rare days when I did not have plans after work, nor did I come home and work in the garden. Which is a shame because gardening makes me happy. Instead, within 10 minutes of getting home, I was in my jammies and a sweatshirt, feet up on the sofa, eating my crockpot supper, which, by the way was amazing! Liesl ate her puppy dinner and has been asleep all evening.

As I mentioned last night, I made the red beans and coconut rice in the crockpot from A Year of Crockpotting (link on my blog roll). It was delicious. I made one error in the recipe, and that was using Jasmine instead of Basmati rice. So it came out a little mushy, but still awesome. The fresh lime juice sprinkled over it makes all of the difference. It was so good that I was a bad girl and ate two bowls of it.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, I need to drive up to the city of Watsonville, near Santa Cruz. There is a great place there, and the only one I know of that sells olallieberries, which is a cross between a blackberry and a loganberry. They have a unique flavor and make the most fabulous cobbler. Now that I have my jazzy new stove I need to bake something. That something is cobbler. LOL Plus I have been watching Alton Brown (love AB!) and I am in a culinary mood.

I did get to stitch tonight after I over ate my dinner. It is very chilly here so it was nice to relax on the sofa with Liesl napping next to me. I feel really good that I made a lot of progress on my stitching. I missed gardening today, but all in due time...

Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Missy aka Birdy said...

Yummmm Jasmine rice is a favorite in this house. I love cooking in the crock pot. Tuesday i made a vegetarian chili in the crock pot and with the weather being in the 90's it was so nice not to have the kitchen heated from cooking. '
I'm going to check out that cookbook you mentioned. Sounds just like what I need for the summer.

hugs
-missy-