An Extra Long Weekend.

Just got word that I have a SNOW DAY tomorrow!!!!  I am so excited!!!

And to make it even better, Casey has one too, so we will be snowed in together!  Which is a good thing because we still haven’t ventured up our icy hill…

Good thing we keep such a stocked pantry!  Come tomorrow we’ll be going on three days without leaving the house, and there is still plenty of food to survive.  Although I am out of ketchup, which I consider one of life’s basic necessities…

Tonight I made a yummy salad to share with you guys…

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Bulgur Wheat with Apples, Raisins, & Almonds

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1.75 cups water
  • 1 apple, diced into cubes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/8 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil

To Prepare:  I started by getting the bulgur going in the rice cooker, and added 1 cup bulgur to 1.75 cups water, and set it to cook on the regular setting.

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If you don’t have a rice cooker, boil the 1.75 cups water and pour it over the 1 cup bulgur in a bowl (off of the heat).  Set the bowl aside and cover for 20 minutes until all water is absorbed.  Fluff when finished!

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In the meantime, I diced up an apple to add to the finished product.  Please note that I am still wearing the fleece headband that I put on at 1pm for our walk.  It is so cold here!

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While the bulgur cooks, measure out the raisins and almonds, and set aside with the diced apple.

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In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and whisk to make a light vinaigrette dressing.

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When the bulgur is ready, all the liquid should be absorbed, like so…

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Add in the apple, almonds, raisins, and pour your lemon juice mixture over the top.  Stir to combine, and re-cover.  Let it sit for about ten minutes to heat through and get fluffy!

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The finished product was a yummy side dish with our dinner.

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I am off to watch a movie with Casey, since I no longer need to finish my homework for tomorrow!!  I went from high school –> college –> working at a grade school –> going back to school, so I have literally always been excited about the chance of snow days!  I had no idea that this was still a possibility when we moved to NC.  Thank you, mother nature – I am off to enjoy the rest of my four day weekend…