Last Friday, I was exhausted from running errands all day. I was hungry and yet I could not commit to cooking a huge meal.
Luckily, I was able to string together the following scrumptious and somewhat healthy snack plate.
Friday Night Snack Plate:
2 slices of hickory bacon in my toaster oven.
1 sliced cucumber
1 chopped celery stalk
A handful of blackberries
A small bushel of grapes
4 small pieces of lavash bread sprinkled with Spanish olive oil.
Is the lettuce in your fridge on the brink of being wilted?
Before you throw it away, consider going the route of the Casual salad.
Casual salad is cheese, black pepper, olive oil and a spritz of lemon juice. Sometimes you can add Balsamic vinegar if you are feeling fancy. It is designed to act purely as a unobstrusive side or even a bed for the main course.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been exploring cooking with miso soup. It started innocently enough with slow cooking bison sliders in miso soup.
The miso soup brought the bison to a new place flavor wise. I added a dash of lemon juice and ginger to the bison and it was super yummy.
It has inspired me to continue down the path of cooking with miso soup. My present miso challenge consists of making a paella inspired dish using short grained brown rice.
I cook 3 cups of brown rice per the instructions on the bag. Once, the rice has finished cooking, I drain it in a colander and run water over it. Then, I place it in a large skillet and mix in about 2 cups of miso soup. I add in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and toss in 8 small pieces of sliced fresh ginger. I place the burner on a low flame and cover the pan. I let the paella cook for about an hour. Stirring it about every 15 minutes.
This dish tasted so good that I had to stop myself from eating it all in one setting.
One of the biggest challenges that I faced moving back to my hometown was breaking out of the mold of who I was in high school. I had moved on from my high school reputation years ago but, unfortunately some former classmates still insisted on keeping in the same box.
Check out my suggestions for breaking out of your high school persona and rockin' the grownup you.
Remember a few months back when President Obama mentioned offering free community college and everyone went ballistic either with excitement or disgust?
Well, I started brainstorming about how we could implement this without making it too complicated. Now obviously, there are a lot of moving parts to this particular brainstorm. So, in the interest in time and space, I am going to break it down into 3 separate blog posts.
The first one is all about the simple logistics of which major/degree programs could be offered along with some proposed general guidelines.
Below are some possible majors/degree programs which could be offered:
1. Business-Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing
2. Arts-Music, Theater, and Visual Arts
3. General Studies
4. Legal Studies-Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, and Legal Administration
5. Medical Studies-Nursing, Dental, Medical Technology
7. Vet Tech
8. Foreign Languages- Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, and Italian
9. Law E…