Thursday, January 27, 2011

Writer's Block With a Side of Brown Rice

Geez!  I have really dropped the blog ball…..haven’t I?  It’s been something like 10 days since I have posted anything.
My mom is wondering where pictures of her grand babies went.  I have had four of my friends tell me they don’t want me to blog about running anymore…..they just want the naughty recipes back.  Even my husband asked, “Whatcha blogging about lately?”
Hmmmmm…..I don’t know.   
I think I am in a blogging vortex.  What I mean is, I have a mass of ideas (in the form of a liquid) with a whirling or circular motion that tends to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of the circle……and the mass is just swirling into nothing. 
I’ve got NOTHING!!!!
So, I asked my three girlies, “What should mom blog about today?”
“Tell em’ about your haircut mom.  Its kinda cute.” said Abbey, age 12.
Kinda cute?  Ouch.
Let me explain…….I was in the shower, trying to get though my mass of crazy curly hair, and I became angry.  So, I climbed out of the shower without even drying off, dribbled down the hall to find the scissors, and went back to the bathroom even angrier.  I was cold and wet with crappy hair.  Now I know how my dog feels when we give her a bath.
Anyway, I took those scissors to the back portion of my hair, made the cut, and when a four inch hunk of hair landed in the sink I said out loud, “Oh crap.”
Now I have a curly shorter do……..that’s kinda cute.
When I asked Allison, age 10, what I should blog about she just asked me when she could start a blog.  Allie wants to start a blog about photography.  She steals my camera ALL the time, goes outside, and takes hundreds of pictures of whatever she finds, until the battery runs dead.  About, one out of every 200 pictures turns out really good.  I need to get the girl in a class.
Finally, I asked Amber what I should write about in my blog.
“You could write about brown rice.” She says.
“What?”  I was confused.
“You know mom, that brown rice that is really good, except for the mushrooms.” She was now jumping up and down the way a seven year old does when they think they have a really great idea.
Ah yes…..brown rice.  This is for all of my friends (or maybe just for my friend Theresa) who miss the naughty, bad for you recipes that I was posting back when this blog started.  It is easy and a really yummy side with chicken or steak.  Enjoy!

Brown Rice

I bring the butter and soup to a boil, add rice and then cover and simmer on med low, stirring every 15 minutes.  I add about ¼ of a cup of water when needed.  Sometimes I need it, sometimes I don’t.  Go figure.

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  1. You are so funny. I love reading these. Where is the picture of your new hair?!?!? love Mel

  2. Dude. You're BRAVE. Even when I'm frustrated with my hair I'm too much of a chicken to cut it off.

    For the record, I like the running posts.

    And we love the kitty photo. LOVE it.

  3. Glad to see you back in the mix! We love brown rice too! We'll try your recipe!

  4. Why don't you blog about Brian's new job?