Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recently I heard about a rice that contained lime and cilantro. That sounded so I googled it and found several recipes. I took the best parts of two recipes and came up with my own recipe. We ate it last night for was tasty! (I added 1/4 cup orzo just because I wanted to finish up the last of the box.)

Lime Cilantro Rice

1 tbsp butter
1 cup rice (any kind but instant)
juice of one lime
zest of one lime
1 tsp salt (if using water or salt-free broth)
2 cups water or chicken broth
2 tbsp chopped cilantro

In a skillet, melt butter; add lime, rice, and salt, cooking for one minute. Add liquid and bring to a boil. Turn heat on low, and cover. When all liquid is gone (about 15 minutes) add cilantro, and fluff with a fork. Enjoy!
Last week Anna and I were driving somewhere and we saw a Garage Sale naturally we had to follow the signs. We ended up in another cute little village called Colton's Point, which is on the Potomac River (pronounced pit-oh-mic). The tiny houses were crammed together. The garage sale was a joke (one small table of clothes) but the drive was worth it. Just seeing this cute log cabin was worth the trip.
This is another log cabin. It was hard to get a picture because of all the bushes blocking the front yard.

Yesterday we had a storm that was so windy that my brothers' port-o-potty (for their construction company) blew over. Today we are about to get another whopper storm. The good thing is that we need the rain badly.

I answered a freecycle ad for some yellow daylillies...and the next day the lady called back with some sedum plants. Wow! Everything is planted and will hopefully survive the heat. I love freecycle!

Have a good weekend. Many blessings ~ Kathie


Deb said...

Kathie ~ seriously? pit-O-mic? Are you teasing us or is that really the way locals pronounce it? That's a new one! LOL! By the way, I enjoyed the DC post...can't remember if the info was on your blog or your daughter's, but thanks for mentioning Chop't restaurant. We'll have to try it whenever we're near DC again.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've seen yellow daylillies. Orange seems to be the favorite color around here. We finally got some rain down here too, and we really needed it. I enjoyed the pictures from DC. Hope to take our family up there sometime.