Okay. I can do this. Ordinarily on the day I run out of produce, eggs, or anything that would hamper my cooking, Steve takes me shopping, but today I know his heart is in remodeling. I hear his saw buzzing as I type this post.
Time to look in the refrigerator to see what is there. In the produce drawers there are onions, 1/3 of a red pepper, parsley, one potato, a bag of carrots, two small tomatoes, a bulb of garlic, a piece of fresh ginger, and some other stuff, but what will I cook? It’s past 11:00, and our dinner time is usually noon or 12:30. We get up early and by noon we are hungry. We snack at night. This schedule works for us.
I waited too long to thaw half a chicken, so I opt for catfish. I pull out three fillets from the freezer bag and put them in the kitchen sink, still sealed in baggies, with water and ice for a quick thaw. They are thawing as I type this post.
I like to serve raw fruit and vegetables with meals in an effort to provide alkaline food along with the acidic, to help our bodies maintain pH balance. I look in the fridge again. Ah, an apple, and a few grapes. I’ll serve the grapes, two small tomatoes, and the apple sliced in quarters.
The rice cooks in 15 minutes. While it is cooking, I chop the vegetables, mince the garlic, and grate the ginger. As soon as I finish, the rice is ready, too.
I heat a skillet with coconut oil and drop in the chopped onions and carrots. Soon after, I add the red pepper, then the garlic and ginger. I saute the vegetables and add the rice. Next I add the spices. I accidentally pour in too much white pepper, so I let up a little on the red pepper, hoping not to torch my husband’s shorts. (That is what he says happens when I make his food too hot.) I add the curry powder and toss it all until the rice is completely inundated with the spices. Lastly, I sprinkle in the chopped parsley for green nutrition and color, too. Just to make sure that the heat is toned down enough, I drizzle a little honey on it and fold it all together.
My remodeling hubby has a good dinner in spite of my low supplies and late start. Did I mention that we have rice pudding for dessert? I cooked it yesterday.