Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Day in the Life - Day 5

Today was the 5Th day of the Day in the Life project. It was a pretty normal day. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from work. I got all of the stuff to make some soup, because my Weight Watchers leader challenged us to make a soup this week. I could count on one hand the number of times I've made soup, only because Rominal doesn't like soup that much. But he's being extra supportive and said that he would eat whatever I made. Soup is lower in calories and typically good for us, so I wanted to include it in our weekly meals. So, here's my soup cooking on the stove. Please ignore the kosher salt on my stove top. I'm not always a neat cook.
It was difficult to cook, because Twister (or cow) was constantly rubbing up against my legs. He also likes to pull up the rug with his claws.
He wasn't doing this because he likes me. He wasn't doing this because he wanted me to pet him. He was only doing this because he felt that he didn't have enough food in his dish. He does not like cat food crumbs - he wants the bowl full at all times. He tells me this by pulling out some of the crumbs onto the floor.
This is my most wonderful rice cooker. Mom gave it to me for Christmas several years ago and it remains one of my favorite appliances - right next to my kitchen aid mixer. As you can see - just 13 minutes until the brown rice is ready!
Here's the finished soup - and another shot of my most wonderful new dishes. Have I told you that the bowls are deep enough to cook my oatmeal in the microwave without boiling over? They are so nice! Oh, and they are square as well. So cool.
That was my day. Oh, and Rominal ate all of his soup! Maybe that's because that's all we had, but I'm going to assume it was because it was good. Hope you had a good day!

Oh - one quick question. Does anyone know why when I take a picture up close I always get a shadow at the bottom? You can see the shadow in the rice cooker picture and in the finished soup picture. I've tried angling the camera in different ways and it always comes out there. Any ideas? Dad?


Erin said...

are you using the close-up setting on your camera? I didn't discover that until I was taking horrible shots of my engagement ring.

That's all I've got. Dad?

Dad said...

I am guessing that the flash is being shadowed by something on the camera (probably the lens). You don't notice that when you aren't taking a close-up.

Of course, if you aren't using flash with one or more of these close-ups and you still get the shadow, then forget what I just said.

Mom (Suzie) said...

I was wondering if you were still using your rice cooker!