After spending some time with my mother this weekend, I decided to take some of her advice. Mom suggested I find a hobby to keep me busy while the hubby is off building our future between his day job and his soccer job. That would have been easy, if I could think of one activity that could keep me interested and entertained during all that down time. Cooking can’t keep me busy all the time. That’s when I realized, it’s time to get cracking on my “Before I’m 30 List.” Yes. Such a list does exist. It started when I was 15 on a piece of college-ruled paper. When I got my first laptop, I digitized my list and have been crossing things off ever since. Some have heard about this list … not many have actually seen it, or know what’s on it. That’s probably because, I’ll admit, there are some things on there that I should have accomplished by now.
Sunday night, I clicked open my list and found (gasp) that I’m running out of time. I only have a few years, and a little less than half the list has been completed. Time to get cracking. Projects this week include: signing up for a course I’ve been meaning to take for 7 years, donating blood, and working on a puzzle (that I decided to buy at 9pm when I realized Target was open until 10pm on Sundays. Score.) It wasn’t until I dumped all 550 pieces out, that I began having doubts. I’m hoping that moving to a new location – another room – may get my puzzle-solving brain cells to start working. Stay tuned for updates on the puzzle.
Before I got all creative, and courageous, I was able to get in some cooking in. An easy Sunday night dinner; Cilantro-Lime Rice.
Adapted from US-Masala
Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe
Ingredients1 cup cooked basmati rice, cooled. Lime Juice, from ½ lime 1 teaspoon Lime Zest Salt, to taste ¼ cup chopped Cilantro Leaves ½ teaspoon Green Chilies 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
DirectionsIn a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the green chilies and sauté for minute. Add cilantro (if frozen, sauté cilantro before adding rice) Add rice and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes, then add lime juice and lime zest. Stir well and cook for 2 more minutes.
Nutrition Information: Cals 404. Carbs 77g. Fat 11g. Protein 8g.