Morning Discussion: Holiday Edition

By Alice O'Connor, May 31, 2010 5:00am PDT Today is a holiday in both the USA and the UK--Spring Bank Holiday in the UK and Memorial Day in the USA--so we'll be running a little light on coverage but rest assured, we will have a few things to help you avoid working. Everywhere else, we apologise.

Like zombies? 'drMikey' sends word that he is selling prints of the acrylic painting that won him an honourable mention in our recent Left 4 Dead art contest. Brain-tastic.

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  • As a newly minted bachelor whose gf did all of the cooking ( damn i will miss her cooking! ), I'm determined to figure this out, as I have very very little to no experience in the kitchen (and i'm 30!). I've got some seasoned mahi mahi defrosting in the kitchen, and I've got some frozen broccoli and also some loose brown basmati rice.

    The plan is:

    Rice: 1 cup of water boiling, then I dump 1/2 cup of the rice in there, and add a touch of salt. Then put the lid on the pan and reduce heat to a simmer. Let that go, stirring occasionally until the water is all gone and the rice is ready. Let this get going for a few minutes while I prep the rest of the stuff...

    Mahi Mahi:
    Put about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan on med heat till it starts to pop and bubble, then put the fish in... its already "seasoned" according to the package, but I might try putting some lemon juice and some pepper on the top side. Let that initial side cook for about 5-6 minutes until its golden brown, then flip over and do the same.

    about this time put some of the frozen broccoli into a cup w/ some water and a lit and mircowave that for about 3min or so till its all steamed up.

    About the time the fish is done (and I know its done because if I put a fork in it, it should flake nicely), the rice should be about done ... add a little bit of spray butter and enjoy.

    Does that sound about right or is going to be a total disaster? Any suggestions?