Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

Rice pilaf

I made this dish recently to go with my favorite salmon recipe and baked asparagus with balsamic butter.

Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for this one. I can always count on that cookbook when I need a simple, elegant dish. It’s not what I go to for something different and funky, but a classic, foolproof dish? Absolutely. 

Also on this blog from Better Homes and Gardens are an Asparagus and Tortellini Salad and Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

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Props (writing exercise #12)

Continuing on with the characterization section of writing exercises, this activity emphasizes the literal surroundings of our characters as they exist in a setting.

This reminds me a lot of my play writing class I took last year. If you ever go to plays (I recently saw Phantom of the Opera with my mom – it was fantastic) try paying close attention to the props on stage. They’re likely telling you additional things about the characters, that you can’t get from action and dialogue alone.

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