Sunday, March 1

Low key weekend

Sopping wet (raining hard all day) and tails a dragging....friday night was low key with pizza and a movie. The movie, Lakeview Terrace (French- Harceles) J. thought it had a flat plot. I was mildly entertained. With a hardy belly laugh J. called me into the kitchen to witness my pizza.... hummmm- what was left of my veggie pizza.

On Saturday, I made this yummy healthy cheese, cracker and apple platter for our mid-afternoon snack.

Stranded because our truck wouldn't start, we hunkered down and watched Scarface (French-Le Balafre),a blast from the past movie with a very young and lovely Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino.
Sunday, J. tried to fix the truck and I did laundry....Woo Hoo, we are crazy!
For the first time on my blog I would like to share a simple, tasty side dish.
Brown Rice Salad by Cooking Wild in Kate's Kitchen.
1 cup brown rice w/ 2 1/4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon butter. Heat to boil, stir once and cover. Reduce heat to simmer for 45 min. Remove from heat, let stand for 5-10 min. fluff with fork.
In another bowl- 1/4 canola oil, 1/4 red wine vinegar, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp dried dill weed= mix

Cook 1 cup of peas and 1 cup of corn
Mix cooked corn, peas and rice together then pour dressing over mixture...toss. Cover and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour. Yummy Goodness!!!

J. made the stew recipe you can see in the book...venison for him and veggie ground round (soy and veggies) for me. So Good!So Hardy!
Oh, the movie this afternoon was Marie Antoinette with her fancy duds and extreme coiffed hair.
Link to the cookbook CLICK HERE


Jill said...

I'm surprised you're getting rain, does that mean the snow is melting?

That picture of your pizza is amusing, but I'm sure cleaning the oven was not.

Debbie said...

I hate it when things do that in my oven. What did Jill mean, "clean the oven"? I am confused by that:)

SouthernDogwoods said...

Wow! What a wonderful yummy & great movie filled weekend!!!

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

I hate the pizza slide too:( I did this a few weeks ago. Blech..

Brown Rice looks yummy! I think you've inspired me to do a fruit, cheese and cracker snack platter for the kiddos today! Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

I hate to clean oven after all the mess :P the pictures look so good though :)

Julia said...

That pizza must have made your whole weekend! Wow. I am so glad I have never been so blessed (cursed) with such a baking event.

Aunt Julie said...

The rice salad looks yummy...sorry about your pizza, though!

nikkicrumpet said...

WHAT happened to that pizza! That would make me mad as hell! How dare a perfectly good pizza fall apart like's unholy!

Aubrey said...

I'm sure your pizza was still delicious! Funny looking but delicious!

Jac said...

the rice salad looks yummy actually here in Japan we called it Chahang...I love your blog SITS have a blessed Tuesday Ann..