Like most people, I celebrated Michael Jordan’s birthday last week.
As you know, he just turned 50.
You did celebrate MJ’s half-century celebration on February 17th, didn’t you?
I sure hope so. He’s only gonna turn 50 once, people.
Our casual party was complete with inventive drink labels, sugar cookies, more cookies, store-bought chips, store-bought licorice, Space Jam viewing, MJ underwear modeling references, and “I remember when MJ…” stories.
MJ had a really great time.
And so did we.
Two thumbs up for MJ’s 50th!
And now (in traditional Um-Ums Defined fashion), I will not-so-smoothly transition to a completely unrelated recipe post. And (in traditional Um-Ums Defined fashion), I will explain the connection between the blah-blah-blah above and the delicious recipe below.
MJ probably eats food. This is an example of food. MJ could possibly eat this food.
1 (32oz) container vegetable broth
1C Israeli Couscous
1C diced roasted red pepper
1C coarsely chopped arugula
1T finely chopped basil
1/2C diced fresh mozzarella
1 clove of garlic, minced
3T pine nuts
juice of 1/2 fresh lemon + a slice of lemon (optional garnish)
In a small pot, bring broth to a boil. Add couscous. Reduce to a simmer. Cook for 7 minutes (or follow package directions – cooking time may vary). Drain and transfer to a bowl.
To couscous, add red pepper, arugula, basil, cheese, seasoning, garlic, pine nuts, and lemon. Stir. Taste. Adjust seasonings.
Serve warm or cold — it’s good either way