Today I just couldn’t seem to get moving. My allergies were killing me, even though the pollen count was its lowest in days. I think at this point the problem is the accumulated effect of two weeks of staggering amounts of pollen, two weeks might I add, in which I decided it would be a good idea to start running again. Well, my sinuses are paying me back for my foolishness. But, as I was lying on my couch watching a movie after a long day on campus, and daydreaming about dinner, this curry came to mind. It is one of the few dishes that I repeat on a fairly regular basis (you know, every couple of months or so), so that pretty much guarantees that it will be good. Some day I will have to play around with simplifying the steps, I’m sure more things could be added to the pot all at once, I’m just not sure how that would go… Oh, and if you are nervous about being able to tell when the chicken is done, just leave it simmer a little longer or cook it separately.
April 16, 2008
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April 15, 2008
The high temperature yesterday in Atlanta was 47 degrees. With gas prices high and our gas bill skyrocketing we vowed that we weren’t going to turn on the heat in April. We didn’t, or at least we haven’t. Which means that I spent last night huddled under my down comforter and my quilt, desperately trying to keep both my nose and my toes warm. It also means, that this morning I spent an hour reading in bed so that I could be productive without touching our icy cold wood floors.
I guess Spring isn’t quite here, or rather it showed up and then decided to go on vacation, again. On a day like today, I crave comfort food, but when shopping this weekend (which was glorious and warm), I wanted light crisp flavors. So tonight’s meal is a compromise. I’m sticking with the cold shrimp salad, but I’m making mango rice pudding.
One of my favorite desserts has always been mango with sticky rice. I love to order it out, but I’ve never made it. It is slightly more complicated than rice pudding, but more importantly, it required advanced planning. I would have had to start soaking the rice last night. This pudding can be pulled together quickly, and when the weather is chilly it has the advantage of being served warm.