I came home from a very long day at work tonight I had hoped to get home in time to go for a walk before dinner, but since it was dark by the time I came home, that wasn't going to happen. Instead I settled for Irish fixing dinner for us so I could just sit down and relax when I got home.
We tried our own made-at-home edamame tonight. I've had edamame several times at Japanese restaurants, but since Irish avoids sushi (and the restaurants that serve it) like the plague, he's never gotten to try it. We found a bag of shelled edamame at WF a couple weeks ago, so we bought it to give it a try. Overall, I would say that it was good. It kind of tasted like juicier lima beans because we didn't used any seasonings. Usually they are sprinkled with a savory seasoning like garlic, and I might do that if we make them again. Since Irish loves lima beans, he was pretty impressed with the edamame. Even better, we found it in the frozen veggies section at Target for about 1/2 the price.
The brown rice we ate with the edamame was less of a success. I came home to a horrific burnt smell. Clearly something went wrong with the ratio between rice and water, and there was a heaping pot full of burnt rice instead of a lovely side dish. In case anybody would like a review of burnt brown rice, Irish said it tasted like eating cigarettes. He spit out the one bite he tried.
Eh, c'est la vie. I cannot tell you what a huge improvement I've seen in my mood since we've gotten into spring weather and daylight past 5pm. I'm practically giddy about spring!
Do you like edamame? How much do you think the weather affects your mood?