Earlier this month we headed North to Ohio and Michigan. While we were in Ohio we were blessed to spend time with friends and family members. We spent one night with our friends Scott and Cathy.
Scott and Rob have been good friends since Junior High School when they met at church and Cathy and I are second cousins. Her mom and my dad were cousins. She will be facing a rather complicated hip replacement surgery (her second this summer) next week and I know she would appreciate your prayers for her. We had a wonderful time visiting with them and wished we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed several delicous meals that they prepared, including breakfast when they made this Cream of Brown Rice recipe:
Family Favorite Cream of Brown Rice
For each serving:
1/3 cup cream of brown rice
1 1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsps. maple syrup
1 tsp. flax seed
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
Pecans or walnuts as desired
Bring milk to a boil then add the cream of rice. Stir for four minutes and then add the other ingredients. To prepare in the microwave use only 1 cup milk and cook in a one quart container for 2 mins. Let stand for two minutes.
This was really tasty and was something we had never tried before. Have any of you ever tried Cream of Brown Rice? It is gluten free and might be something you would like to try for a special breakfast for someone who must avoid wheat or gluten.
Here's what the package looks like:
Here's a picture of the finished product:
We also visited with my Aunt Nana and her cat Ellie May.
We visited Rob's mother in the nursing home and while we were visiting Rob's sister, Deb and her husband, Dan also came for a visit. Megan and the children were with us at that visit and so they all got to meet little Maddie for the first time.
Our major complaint any time we travel up North is that there just isn't enough time to spend visiting with all those we would like to see and spend time with. We are thankful that we were able to make the trip even though our time was limited.
I'll post more of our travel adventures in some upcoming posts.
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