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It’s a Chilly Tuesday!

Nothing like starting the day with some amusement:

breakfast in bed

We’re in the midst of another cold front slowly pushing its way on through. Looks like Thursday the high is 0 and the low is -17. If ever there was a semester where I’d love to have that mid-semester break week! I can’t tell you how fast I would be hopping in a plane and getting out of here for a bit. It seems like it’s starting to affect more and more people too. It’s been so dark, dreary, and cold – but at least there isn’t a lot of snow in the immediate forecast (knock on wood).

While the weather is a bit bah-humbug, I am actually feeling pretty good about Winter wrapping up. We have something like 23 days until the first day of Spring and I’m hoping by that time we’ll see a swoop upward in temperatures. However, if the cold winter means a colder summer (like 70s alllllllllll summer long), I would be doing a giddy little dance.

Last night we pan-cooked some parmesan chicken and Ben wanted some brown rice to go along with it. Of course, the one side that got a little crispy is the side I plated up for the whole world to see. Ha ha

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We’re really having trouble with the rice cooker. It’s either chewy or browned on the bottom. I’m not sure if it’s because we bought a cheap cooker or if it’s because we can’t seem to understand how to adjust water to make it work. The brown rice had a bit of an unpleasant crackle to it. :\

I’m feeling good enough to get back to my Tuesday BodyPump routine. Since I haven’t been there in 3 (or 4?) weeks, I’m not relishing the soreness that is going to accompany it, but better to get going again sooner rather than later. Hopefully I can coax Ben to get out of work a few minutes early so he can come along. It’s so much more enjoyable with company!!

Does anyone use a rice cooker? Any tips/tricks or do I just need to invest in a pricey model?

 

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One Response

  1. I have a rice cooker but haven’t used it in ages. Can’t remember which brand. It has 2 tiers so you can steam veggies at the same time. I liked it when I used it but I think you have to pay attention to the water level. Maybe that’s why you are getting funky rice 😉

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