Monday, January 26, 2009

google troubles...

apparently there is some trouble with google and the linksys router. made for a very
frustrating trying to blog weekend. and it's still not fixed. i am able to access google, blogger etc
at work but not at home where the wireless router is... in any case computers = frustration = i need my own i.t. person....
the weekend was fun, great to be off and there wasn't even any shoveling to be done. i know my honey is rolling his eyes thinking why is she worrying about shoveling it's not like she actually DOES any shoveling. it looks like that will be short lived tho because the rumor is there is a storm coming around wednesday.
i spent all day yesterday crafting, making baby tshirts, cards, bags, downloading pictures, designing some fun things for the etsy shop which is not exactly selling out. i need exposure like in advertising .... so the good part is i love to make all this stuff so i have enjoyment while i wait for the onslot of orders to come rolling in. i finished off the day making a simple but delicious
rice pudding.

arborio rice pudding

1/2 cup arborio rice
4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split
3/4 teaspoon almond extract or 1 bay leaf
1/2 pint raspberries, other berries or dried fruit (optional)

in a large saucepan, place all the ingredients, except the almond extract and raspberries. bring it to a gentle boil and then turn it down to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom, for about 30 to 40 minutes. taste the rice to check for doneness. the rice should be very soft and plump.
take the pudding off the heat and stir in the extract. pour into dessert bowls and stir in some fresh raspberries, or other dried or fresh fruit. serve immediately.

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