Breakfast rice pudding: 2 cups of milk (I used almond milk); 1/2 cup quick cooking brown rice; 1/4 cup rolled oats; 3 TBS light brown sugar; 1/2 tsp cinnamon; dash of salt; 1/4 cup raisins; 1/2 tsp vanilla.
In a saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups of milk to just a boil. Stir in rice, oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Return to boil then reduce heat and cover; simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Stir in additional 1/2 cup milk and raisin. Cover and simmer a few more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. If needed, add more milk. (Your breakfast rice pudding should be nice and creamy.) Serve plain (or sprinkle with pumpkin spice and chopped pecans like I did) or with berries.
Happy August everyone!
Yesterday I was able to watch girls team gymnastics and men's team swimming where the USA won gold for both events. That was very nice to see after all the speculation regarding Jordyn Weiber and Michael Phelps. I even sent a message of congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend, Elena, who is from Romania. The Romanian girls team took the bronze in gymnastics.
I meant to join Kimmie at Art in Red Wagons for tea yesterday but got caught up with grocery shopping, Olympics watching, cooking, baking and crocheting.
Monday's three little cross-stitchings have now been attached to three little gift bags.
The brown rice I used for my breakfast rice pudding was actually leftover from a new recipe I tried.
Mediterranean Lentils. It was supposed to be served on couscous but I didn't have any so used brown rice instead. Healthy and delicious (though I would leave off the kalamata olives next time.)
Our weather has been extra hot this week. 52 C yesterday (that's 125.6 F) and predictions are that by tomorrow, it could top 130 degrees. If you look at this weather map, you can see Kuwait (down there in the bottom right), has the highest temperature in the region.
I really think this country needs to invest in planting more trees to reduce the heat.
Hard to believe a new month is upon us once again.
Aficionados of August revel in relinquishment.
When it's one hundred degrees in the shade,
it's too hot to be anything but receptive and reflective.
Let a seasonally sanctioned sojourn of slow joys
refill the authentic reservoir of creative energy.
(Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
by Sarah Ban Breathnach).
Have a wonderful day!