Last night Ryan made dinner since I had some reports to work on for my volunteer job. The reports are due on Thursday and I'm determined to turn them in on time!
We planned to make Lemon Pulihora (Indian Lemon Rice) from Vegetarian Times magazine. We even bought a very large bag (about 20 cups) of channa dal (dry split chickpeas) when we only needed 1/4 cup. Yes, we have channa dal for life! My first sign that I should have read the recipe.
So, I'm in our office typing away on my reports and Ryan comes upstairs and says, "Crystal...did you read the recipe?" Well, of course I did ;) "Because it says to let the rice mixture sit for 2 hours so the flavors meld." Uh...oops! We didn't have 2 hours to sit around and wait for dinner since it was already late. Second sign that I should have read the recipe! We agreed that we'd eat the Lemon Pulihora for lunch the next day and luckily, Ryan was able to whip up some tacos right quick so we could still eat dinner.
Lesson learned - read the recipe all the way through...including the last sentence!! I did take a taste of the dish and it was very good; something to look forward to at lunch.