I don’t like the rain. There, I said it. Sorry, El…I know you’re a pluviophile.
To be fair, I do appreciate the water and the survival of plants. I also like being inside and reading a book on rainy days. I could do without the flooding and severe weather warnings, though. Apparently, I also can’t handle multiple days of rain and sequential weekends spent indoors.
I started to feel trapped, so I tried to stay busy. What did I do?
I wrapped myself in this nice handmade, crocheted blanket. (One of my kids won it as a prize, but I, um, borrowed it.)
I even made cozy sweater cookies to give me comfy vibes.
There must be a running food theme because I also cooked a bubbling pot of jook, or rice porridge. (By the way, it takes hours to seep in the flavors). We used to make congee after Thanksgiving when we had plenty of leftover turkey or whenever we felt sick. It’s like a deluxe version of healing chicken soup.
In preparation, I also overstocked on movies from the library. And, yes, I still do check out films from my local branch. There’s probably no way we’ll get through the stack by the return date.
During a pause from movie watching, I figured it was high time to try out this recipe I had lying around. For pickled onions. Indeed, I felt very productive as I pickled (my first time!).
I’ve got friends who craft handmade jams and preserves, and I figure they must feel accomplished–because I did! Sadly, I’ve since realized that I don’t actually like eating pickled onions, but the jar makes for a nice centerpiece.
Happily, before I could attempt more dubious feats, the sun came out. A rainbow adorned the sky.
Tell me, what do you do on rainy days?