Friday, February 08, 2013
So tonight I was getting ready to make chili for supper while I watched the non-existent snow storm outside. The men in my house are used to cornbread or chips to go with chili but I had neither. So..I decided to make rice. The lid for the pot I would normally use was nowhere to be found(due to the men washing the dishes.) I see the steamer my husband was using when he was on a diet last and steamed his vegetables until they surrendered..
I think that's really a rice cooker- so I can use that
Now I must admit I have never used a rice cooker before because it never seemed necessary for some reason. So I am not sure how to use it but I remember that my husband had another rice cooker he got because there was something wrong with the first one. It is on a high shelf that I cannot reach. I asked my 21 yr old son to get it for me but his back hurt and he couldn't possibly do that- he was also on line playing a computer game.
So I google how to use a rice cooker which was obviously incredibly easy. So I get the rice cooker all set up and go to turn it on-
first- I forget to plug it in
second- it will not stay on
So- I hold the lever down with my wooden spoon.
THEN- I call my husband to ask him if he knows the rice cooker doesn't stay on- He says
-" yeah that's why I got a new one." I say "so why don't we use the new one?" He says "oh, I figured out to use a rubber band to keep it on" "But why don't we just use the one that
works ?" I say, he says "cuz the rubber band works." None of this makes any sense to me and then he says "i could never figure out to cook rice because it would fall through the holes in the steamer..."
So today I learned to make rice in the rice cooker and when he is not home I am going to switch the broken one for the one that works and leave the box where it is.
On a food note- I am making my version of a healthy cantina bowl like from Taco Bell with a whole lot less calories and with much better ingredients.
AND- earlier I redid my resume and wrote a new cover letter and applied for another job-