I may have mentioned in previous posts about my friend Fern who is my oldest friend (not in age but in years we’ve known each other 😉 )
Last Friday I went over to Ferns in the afternoon so we could cook a nice dinner together for Friday evening. Her dad, husband Ian one of her sons Chase along with another old friend (again not in age but years known) Liz all came for dinner.
I went over about 2:00 in the afternoon so we could take our time and hang out. We made the honey sesame chicken recipe I have posted before on brown rice along with brussel sprouts seared with chestnuts and bacon pieces and a great salad.
There is a small story behind the brown rice I have to admit. I am not good at making rice. I do not have a rice cooker and my rice always comes out a bit mushy or wet even though I follow the guidelines exactly. This time Fern gave me a box of Uncle Bens converted brown rice. How could I go wrong? Well I started following the instructions for something else on the box and in my defence there were about 3 different methods of cooking the darn rice. I added way too much water and thankfully Fern came to the rescue and dumped half the water mid way and saved the rice from being porridge. I don’t think I will ever live that down as the whole time we were cooking (and drinking wine) I kept saying “I don’t think this rice is right”
We lucked out since Ian (Ferns husband) just bought a restaurant downtown that serves fabulous cheesecake so he brought home a great assortment for us to choose from along with a great chocolate “babka” cake Liz brought.
When all was said and done, it was a really great day and a lovely evening with old friends and great food.