GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Burned Rice Pudding


Not getting home from the office till after 6 PM is for the birds.  Supper's always late.  Well, unless I stop and grab an Arby's roast beef or throw a frozen dinner in the microwave.  Tonight I fixed rice topped with fresh broccoli, squash, onion, garlic, stir fried chicken strips w/a touch of ginger, brown sugar, maple syrup, lots of pineapple chunks and a little juice from the pineapple. (love that sweet stuff!) I made fresh cucumbers on the side with a little onion and imitation crab meat diced up, added, and  spritzed with an olive oil-balsamic salad spritzer.  It was a lot more tasty and healthy than fast food.  You are what you eat you know...  at least that's what they say.

Dinner. Messy kitchen. Dirty dishes.  Walking the dog.  Too much to do in just a few hours time.  

So as the soft hum of the dishwasher soothes my tired soul and Gracie lays stretched out resting from her nightly walk...  I remind myself not to forget to put the fresh steamed green beans in the fridge that I made for tomorrow.  




Oh, did I tell you about the rice pudding?  



I burned it.  It was not fit for consumption so I tossed it.



I believe in miracles.  But I don't think there's a dishwasher around that's going to fix this.

My life lesson for the day:  Don't forget to stir the pudding.  Often.  Especially when cooking on high heat.  Duh!