Sometimes I get all ready to get Cleo's treat, bowl out, spoon,
and then something distracts me. Cleo will find me,
go on her 2 back feet with her 2 front paws on my leg,
meow either piteously or vehemently to tell me that I forgot her promised treat.
I apologize and make haste to the fridge.....
Cleo has been training me for years in a more direct fashion as time has marched on....
I bought a new white and a new black apron in January.
The black one needed a lint brush to get all of the stray Cleo fur off.
I had just cleaned it and put it in the new laundry bag I just got today.
(The long apron straps get tangled up if I don't put it in a laundry bag).
I had put it with the towels I plan on washing on the hallway floor
outside of the small laundry room.
So of course Cleo decides to sit right on top of
the new laundry bag with black apron inside.
I love this sticky rice.
It was not the cheapest of rices but is really nice.
I did 2 cups water and 1.5 cups rice.
I pour rice in the pot and then the water,
so I can use one measuring cup and not have the rice stick to
water in the cup by not having the water poured in beforehand.
It was lovely, brought to a boil and simmered for about 15 minutes and it was done,
warm, sticky, steaming hot...just perfect!
This pot is one of my Mom's pots and pans that
she used for decades before giving them to me,
other than the tallest pot, which she gave to my sister...
all years ago...
I used the red curry sauce and coconut milk from Trader Joes;
a bit bland and sweet so I added the whole can of green chilies also from Trader Joes;
it added a slightly chill pepper vinegar acidic taste...
I sauteed in coconut oil 2 smaller yellow onions, 1 clove garlic sliced and maybe a 2 Tbs of
sliced fresh ginger... then added the coconut milk and curry sauce, then
the whole can of chilies, a bunch of the lime leaves...with some chopped small broccoli
heads and kidney beans, canned, drained and rinsed.
I added organic baby spinach about 2 minutes from plating the food.
The rice was still steaming hot under the curry
and that made it perfect!
The sticky rice kept the curry from making it a thin water rice stew
and instead something comforting, warm and soft...
I want to try a different curry sauce; this one was too bland and then with
a hint of pickled chilies but it was good enough to eat and the rice
combo with it was delightful!
The rice really held it together in an enjoyable way for this curry!
I am a lot easier on myself (at least in my good / better days)
in terms of what I can accomplish in a day.
I am reading this lovely devotional/book of meditations
(as in the author is thinking about a specific quotation every day) as I can.
I am still in January but am currently reading
a few a day over breakfast or lunch....
I am enjoying this book!
Thoughtful writing that either shares a struggle
that I can relate to or encourages me in ways I needed to hear.
Prayer request continued for my Aunt.
It was determined that the broke bone will not need surgery
but an air cast only.
We hope to find out tomorrow about possible heart surgery.
I still feel a somber concern for the seriousness of her condition.
But lots of family is nearby and I am very comforted to know
that so many are praying for her.
Thank you so much.
May God bless, save and comfort us all!