There's nothing like dragging out your birthday for as long as possible. If you're battling the crow's feet and extra pounds that age so carelessly throws your way, I recommend laughing back and celebrating anyway. My birthday was this week & I managed to pull off a 4 day celebration. We're talking Fair day with the Demo Derby, lake party in the summer heat, hosting friends and family open house style, dinner with the girls, swimming with my kids and the finale of Kirc's tender BBQ ribs.
I don't think that it could get any better than this week. I'm thankful, truly, for everyone who played a part (and enabled me) to celebrate my birthday this year. It's been good fun and quite frankly I'm trying to figure out a way to keep the party going.....
Beyond my celebratory ways I did a lil' cooking. Please enjoy another healthy salad choice to add to your pot luck repertoire:
- 4 cups Lundberg brown rice. (uncooked)
- 4 thinly sliced radishes
- 1 small can green chiles
- 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 carton of grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/3 pound crumbled cotija cheese
- 1 clove minced garlic
- Juice of one lime
- Zest of one lime
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook rice according to directions. Mix all ingredients and toss to coat.
Serves a crowd for a potluck with leftovers.