We tried a new recipe tonight! Only 19 more to go to complete number 50 on our 101 list!
I have a ton of recipes pinned on Pintrest and tonight we tried the Cheesy Zucchini Rice from Karly at BunsInMyOven.com.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium or 2 small zucchini, grated (I used my food processor but a cheese grater would work well, too)
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- splash of milk, as needed
- Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
- Add the rice and stir to coat. Toast the rice, stirring often, just until it starts to turn golden.
- Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and cover.
- Cook, covered, for 15 – 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from the heat and add the butter, grated zucchini, cheddar, and garlic powder. Stir until well incorporated. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Stir again and add salt and pepper to taste and a splash of milk if you’d like to thin out the texture a little bit.
It was pretty good! The texture weirded me out a little but over all, tasted great!
Have you tried any new recipes lately? What should we try next?
Back in May Brandon and I took some anniversary photos together… For year 1. We were only 8 months behind. 🙂
Our sweet friend, Luke Townsend, took the pictures for us around Vanderbilt University. We carried around 1 balloon for 1 year. Each year we will add another balloon for another year. Our second anniversary is just right around the corner, July 17th. Hard to believe it’s been 2 years already. Anywho, here are some of the photos.
Andrew, Brandon, Luke
Three years ago I moved to Nashville to further my education through the Center for Youth Ministry Training. CYMT is a Masters program in partnership with Memphis Theological Seminary. The program is a three-year job placement program that matches graduate residents with partner churches, where they serve as the youth director while participating in the CYMT program and earning a Masters of the Arts in Religion. For my graduate residency I was placed at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville.
It has been a long 3 years trying to balance school and work but it has all come to an end. On May 12, 2012 I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Master of the Arts in Religion with an emphasis in Youth Ministry.
You may call me “Master Blacksten.”
My time with CYMT has been nothing but enjoyable. I made wonderful friends who have taken this journey with me.
I will be forever grateful for my time with them, playing together, laughing together, and crying together.
We’re youth ministers, what do you expect…
They challenged, encouraged, and supported me as a woman in ministry, called by God. I consider this group of people my family and am so grateful for the opportunity to do life together. I would not be there person I am today without their presence in my life and ministry. I miss them dearly now that back in Oklahoma but look forward to reunions in the future. Thank you, dear friends.
Until we meet again,