Long time no see! I'm sorry for the absence. I went from not much to do, to too much to do. Fortunately that is a good place to be, and the busyness will calm down soon. All my jobs sort of collided these last weeks and left little time for blog writing. I taught the Kaplan review class this week and have one more scheduled, week after next. We have an updated curriculum so I had HOURS of preparation to do. I taught in Jamestown, NC this week which is about a 35 minute drive each way, and next time I go all the way up near Danville, VA, about an hour and 15 minutes each way. Commuting sure sucks up your day! I think I need an audible book to make good use of the drive time. I started orienting with hospice two weeks ago and drove 450 miles the second week! The clients are spread out and I went to two different offices, one in North Wilkesboro and one in Asheboro. Wow. I also still work on the weekends at Whole Foods. It is all good, and I am hopeful that I will settle into a routine soon. I still keep my eyes out for cancer administrator or cancer research jobs because that is what I really am good at. So. Is this how I thought things would land here in Winston Salem? No. But is it working? Yes. I love this little town. I actually run into people I know. See people at Whole Foods from church or book club. The weather is great, the surroundings beautiful, the people nice, and lots to do. Would only be better if Tom and Beau were here! Hopefully they'll be here for a visit soon! In the meantime, Beau is busy in Houston hunting lizards and swimming. What a sweet dog...
What else? Spring is still in full bloom. Every day is a new surprise around my house. I have lots of peonies that are about to bloom, iris that are amazing, and lots of things that I have idea what they will be. I need to get out this weekend to mow, weed, edge, pull out the huge overgrown kale, and to plant some new things. I hope the weather cooperates for me.
I was out walking the other day and saw this car....It was like a little hug from my dad. This is similar to the car he loved so much. There aren't many around so when I see one I always think it must mean something.
So enough random conversation, here is my little recipe for today. i wrote it as a recipe but it really just a technique for using leftover rice to make a little something for breakfast. You heat leftover rice with milk, nuts and seeds, a little sweetener, until it gets creamy and thick. Top it with chopped fruit and start your day off with a delicious, comforting and healthy meal. It is a nice change from oatmeal. You can of course change the nuts and seeds, use a different sweetener, make it vegan with almond milk. The sky's the limit! I hope you'll try it the next time you have some leftover rice. Have a great weekend. I'm going to try to post a little more often but we'll see how that goes!
Sweet Breakfast Rice
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: breakfast gluten-free vegan vegetarian brown rice
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/2 cup cooked rice (variety your choice, I like brown basmati)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 milk (dairy or non dairy)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp each chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds
- chopped seasonal fruit (as much as you like!)
In a small sauce pan, mix together all the ingredients. Heat slowly over medium low heat. Warm until heated through and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add more milk as needed to reach a consistency you like. Serve topped with chopped seasonal fruit.