How hard can it be to make rice? My family in
- 2 cups rice
- 4 cups hot water
- ½ onion
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- salt to taste
-chop the onions very small and sauté in the hot oil. Then fry the rice in the same oil until it starts making a sizzling sound. Put in the water and salt. DO NOT mix the rice. Let it come to a boil and immediately turn the temperature down to low and cover the pot. Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
-Probably the most important step is that you also wash the rice before you cook it. I decided it’s more of a ritual than actual necessity and I rarely do it. But again I don’t feel like I even make good rice so maybe washing it does help.
Yesterday I decided to make rice before going to Church. It was and both my boys were tacking a nap. I couldn’t believe it. I went down to my kitchen and did all the preparation and decided to use the bathroom while the rice was coming to a boil. Of course I completely forgot about the rice. I was so excited the boys were asleep I decided to try and look nice for once before going to church and trimmed my nails, did my eyebrows, washed my hair…
I got out of the bathroom with the smoke alarm BLARING! My poor baby was so freaked out and my house smelled awful. It was a total fiasco. We had to open all the windows and doors even though it was freezing. When we got in the car to go to church I could still smell the smoke. It was all over us. We stank! My hair had this incredibly awful, awful smell. All our clothes, every part of us just smelled as if we had been running laps around a huge camp fire, so much for trying to look (or even smell) nice before going to church. I was so embarrassed. I even had a blind sister move away from me in Relief Society.
I listened to this funny documentary on PRX about Spam.
I grew up with Spam when we lived in Chicago. We had pasta with Spam sauce every Sunday. I'll leave that for another post. In the meantime listen to this short documentary. I haven't had Spam for a long time. I refused to eat it after years and years of Spam intake I just couldn't bear the thought of actually making the decision to eat Spam. I know people in Hawaii love it. If you have any recipes I'm willing to try it out again. I think.This week I also listened to a hilarious episode of This Amercian Life. I really can't get enough, really. I loved the last segment. Babies Buying Babies. Found in the episode Matchmakers.
Babies Buying Babies. (A synopsis from the web)
Elna Baker reads her story about the time she worked at the giant toy store, FAO Schwartz. Her job was to sell these lifelike “newborns” which were displayed in a “nursery” inside the store. When the toys become the hot new present, they begin to fly off the shelves. When the white babies sell out, white parents are faced with a choice: will they go for an Asian, Latino, or African-American baby instead? What happens is so disturbing that Elna has a hard time even telling it.
the story was so funny and EXTREMELLY thought provoking. You should definitely listen to it. I was also pleasantly surprised that the storyteller, Elna Baker is a Mormon. (Hey Melissa and Nanci is she related to you guys?). You can also see some of her comics at the onion and will soon release her memoir "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance" so stay tuned and check out Elna's Babies Buying Babies story.