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Friday, August 12, 2011

401K Rollercoaster Ride

So, I thought it would be interesting to watch how my 401K was impacted this week. I have printed out my bottom-line each day...
From Monday-Tuesday it lost $2301.27
... Tuesday-Wednesday it gained $1526.90
... Wednesday-Thursday, loss of $1210.43
... Thursday-Friday, gain of $ 1301.93

So, there was a total MOVEMENT of $6340.53 for the 5-day span, but only and ACTUAL LOSS of $682.87 (not too horrid).

I will see what Monday brings, as it will show impact from today's market activities...

"Fasten your seatbelts, everybody. It's going to be a bumpy night." ~~ Bette Davis as Margo Channing in "All About Eve."

Monday, August 01, 2011

Yellow Rice Recipe

Here is the recipe for Yellow Rice that I found at Dining for Women, for the Sri Lanka dinner.

Adapted from hdp://
Yellow and black rice is more like it! It IS yellow, but there
is so much black pepper it that it really is speckled. This
easy recipe would compliment any of the dishes given
here, but especially the cabbage, and the chicken. I
recommend using basmati rice.

Serves 8 (note from Michelle: this actually will serve at least 12!)

3c rice, preferably basmati
4T ghee (clarified butter) or butter
2 medium or one large onion, minced
large pinch ground cloves
¼ ‐ ½t ground black pepper
2t ground cardamom
1t salt
1½t turmeric
4c coconut milk
1c water
Fresh parsley, minced (optional, for garnish)

Wash rice thoroughly and drain in colander. Heat ghee or butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onions and cook 6 minutes. Add cloves, pepper, cardamom, salt and turmeric and stir. Add rice and
stir well until rice is coated with spices. Add coconut water and water, stir, and raise heat to high. Bring
to a boil, stir again and reduce heat to medium‐low to low. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes without
peeking. Remove from heat and allow to sit another 10 minutes. Serve hot.