Snow, snow, go away, come again some other day (as in, Christmas 2006!). Sheesh. Enough already! I’m trying to convince myself that it’s pretty, but it’s not working, not after our recent glimpses of (almost) green. The only good part of it all is watching how much fun Nathan is having playing outside every day after school. My boy is a Minnesotan through and through. Yah. He’d play out there with no jacket on if I’d let him! He comes in wanting a cup of hot cocoa, oh fer cute!
I’m picking up the drill again today, took a little break what with the excitement of the arrival of Baby Cooper (who went home today, he’s home!), but it’s time to get back to my projects, ya know! (Sorry, I’ll stop that MN thing now… Or at least the obvious MN thing, I’m sure plenty of it sneaks in otherwise…)
Tonight will be just John and me for dinner – rather than go out, I think we’ll stay in, where it’s cozy and warm (while we have electricity anyhow, eek). I bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday thinking I’d make a quick coconut curry dish tonight. Chicken, veggies, Thai curry paste, coconut milk, over jasmine rice (recipe posted in comments below). Mmmm… It’s a simple dish, on the table in 30, and really yummy on a cold snowy day. In March. (Fuck March.)
Ooh, good curry, so colorful and delicious. Salty, sour, spicy, sweet, just like it’s supposed to be. I added broccoli this time, and green pepper and raisins, and had some fresh basil so tossed that in also. Damn! It’s a great recipe because it’s flexible – the base of coconut milk, onion, garlic, curry paste, curry powder, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice and basil allows for endless variation. Shrimp, fish, chicken or no meat/fish at all. Broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, tomato, raisins, nuts, peas – any or all of those. Delicious with jasmine rice, regular long-grain rice, or tossed with angel hair pasta. Variations on a Theme, that’s my mantra. Enjoy!
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