Anyway, I made a Sunday/Monday trip to DC to see the cherry blossoms. I hadn’t been there for years, and there is so much to do, so I had to pick a few choices. The first was a trip to the American History Museum. The exhibits about the presidents were probably my favorite, especially the First Lady exhibit.
The next day, we started our day at the International Spy Museum. What a great museum it was! I learned so much about spies that I never knew before. Next, I went to the Museum of the American Indian. I love the culture of these people, and I wanted to try the food. They had some authentic foods to choose from from different native cultures. I tried soft tacos with a slow-cooked meat inside them, roasted celery root, and guava tapioca pudding. I had never tasted celery root before, and it reminded me of a celery-flavored potato. I want to try roasting it with potatoes and sweet potatoes for a nice mix of flavors.
My mom got fry bread with chili. I tried fry bread when I was in Cherokee, NC, and it’s really good! Both our meals were tasty and satisfying.
There is so much time on a 3 hour drive to appreciate being entertained by music. One that I really liked on the way there was Karina’s “Can’t Find The Words.” This song is one I got free from iTunes. I never remember to actually listen to these songs! Listen to the lyrics, it’s a very sweet song.
Another great song with great lyrics, and a great music video, is Andy Grammar- “Keep Your Head Up” Enjoy!
It’s not going to be a case of the Monday’s for me, I’ve got a lot to do this week, and a lot I’m excited to get done!
I woke up craving something savory on Saturday, and went with it! Thanks in part to a pre-made pizza crust from Trader Joe’s!
Off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday night with the late Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra…and maybe some late night yoga or pilates, or just call it a rest day?
I found this band when looking through the MTV U site and am loving them! I know I also heard the song somewhere before but cannot recall…was it background to something?
Try this one!
Hey fellow bloggers! I am not one to shy away from complicated recipes. I love trying to incorporate new foods and new techniques into my cooking. However, sometimes I like to go back to recipes that I know and love, or try new recipes that have simple steps and ingredients that I already have on hand. Here are a few examples.
Although I only lived in Louisiana for a year and a half when I was very young, I still love and appreciate Cajun food. An easy one-dish Cajun meal that anyone can make is jambalaya. It has regular ingredients, but when combined, makes a great dish. It is easy to make this a healthy dish as well. Our recipe comes from a low-fat Louisiana kitchen cook book.
I never really liked fish growing up. I don’t know many kids who did! But there was one way my mom would cook fish, and my brothers and I would always eat it. I made it this way the other day, and it was just as good as I remember! You start by cooking the fish in a little butter or oil, garlic, and white wine. Once the fish is cooked about halfway, add in your favorite salsa (I used fresh salsa) and beans or corn or both. Cover and cook a few minutes more until done. I serve this with rice and a veggie.
It is always nice to find a recipe that you already have the ingredients for. While looking through one of my many Rachael Ray cook books (yet again!) I saw a recipe for Almost Tandoori Chicken, which is an Indian-spiced chicken. Having made many ethnic meals before, I already had all the spices on hand, so I only needed a few more ingredients. The recipes also includes an apple-tomato salad which is great with the chicken. I added cilantro to the salad to make it even better, and also served naan and cauliflower on the side.
I also found a dessert I wanted to make in Taste of Home magazine, which I had every ingredient except for one. They had a section in the latest issue of different kinds of dessert bars, and I baked the Mango Getaway Bars. They were easy to make as long as you have a food processor, and turned out pretty good!
Lastly, there has been some good, and some not-so-good, new music lately.
I’ve heard Martin Solveig and Dragonette’s “Hello” a few times, and I’ve liked it since the 1st time I heard it. The music video is pretty good too!
Now, when I heard Duck Sauce’s “Barbra Streisand” for the 1st time, I was confused. They don’t say much else in the song other than “Barbra Streisand”! I just watched the music video, and I have to say, it’s a much better song if you have the music video to go with it. It’s not a great song for the radio.
Saturday night I got together with a few of my old RA friends for dinner and a night of dancing. So much fun…I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking!