Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Almond Milk

I made my first batch of almond milk today!  I know, I live a very exciting life, but this is something I've been wanting to do for months.  The task always seemed too daunting and one that couldn't be accomplished on the fly given the need to soak the nuts for at least four hours.  Last night when I realized I was low on the beverage I mentally added it to my shopping list, but then I saw the bag of almonds in my cupboard, poured them into a bowl, and covered them with water.  This afternoon I put a half cup of peeled almonds in the blender with 3 cups water and 2 dates.  Easy, easy, easy.  Yummy, yummy, yummy.  As the blender whirled I thought, yep, this is my life and flashed on a conversation I had eons ago, in my 20s, with my then boyfriend.  We had both recently moved to Hollywood, consumed with ambition and dreams.  I was already working at one of the major studios developing sitcoms for the networks.  We pondered our futures, where would it all lead, and he said half jokingly, "In twenty years you'll probably be churning butter."