October 17th, 2007
|01:46 pm - Miscellanea of Yesterday|
I've been in the mood to fix a tasty yet ultimately trashy dinner of a type I hadn't usually fixed since grad school and yesterday I succeeded. It had two components – the Mexican green rice from this recipe, my own version used a rice cooker:
2/3s cup of long grain rice
1 large fresh bay leaf
1 cup chicken broth
Cook until the rice cooker clicks and stops actively boiling the rice
While the rice is cooking, mix in a blender or food processor
1/3 cup cilantro
3 oz fresh spinach
1 TBS water
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS lime juice
grated lime peel from one lime
Add to rice and stir when the rice cook clicks. Turn rice cooker back to cooking mode for 2-3 minutes, then let steam and serve.
On top of this, I added one can of Nalley tamales, cooking in a pan with a TBS or two of water, and 1/8 tsp powdered chipotle peppers for a bit of heat. The tamales are fairly scary food (largely from the truly impressive amount of fat – they actually lack all trans fats or anything actually problematic) but delicious junk food.
The result was one very low cost but delicious meal of the sort I regularly cooked from age 22-32 (although most of those meals were Chinese or Thai).
After dinner, teaotter and I went up to teriel's occult study group, where he shared some NLP technique's he'd learned, which combined perfectly with some other ideas we shared and resulted some very nice techniques for summoning up both emotional states and various peak magical states based on kinesthetic and visual triggers.
Afterwards, we made another try to call amberite on the phone. The cheap phone card teaotter and I purchased failed utterly to be useful, as did trying to call amberite's cell. So, after amberite located the previously unknown land-line number by having a supervisor call every phone number in the dorm and see which one's rang in response to what number (the numbers had been switched around at random) we dialed direct, and talked for 15 minutes, which will be expensive, but not insanely so. It was remarkably good to talk to amberite. We shall acquire another (different) phone card and try again tomorrow
Current Mood: pleased
|Date:||October 18th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)|| |
I'm not sure how this dinner even vaguely qualifies as 'trashy'.
|Date:||October 18th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)|| |
Canned tamales have always seemed very much like junk food attempting to pretend to be dinner.