Friday, September 23, 2022

Saguaro National Park

Thursday - Today, AT&T seems pretty fast, at least for download. Jitter still seems to be on the high side. After the test session, I walked to Sprouts, one of the grocery stores near the park, and picked up some ingredients for riced cauliflower Spanish rice. If it's good, I'll include the recipe.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice 


  • 10 oz Bag riced cauliflower 
  • 1/2 Onion diced 
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder 
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 2 Tbsp comino / cumin
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • 1 Can Rotel
  • 1 Tbsp Better Than Bullion 
  • 2 Tbsp butter 
  • Pinch salt & pepper 
  • Cilantro (optional)


Microwave frozen cauliflower rice for 6 minutes on high.

Add cauliflower rice to a dry pan on low-medium heat. Cook until completely dry. (5+ mins)

Add diced onions and 2 tbsp of butter. Cook until onions are softened. Add minced garlic, comino or cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika. Mix all dry Ingredients well for a few minutes then add Rotel, Better Than Bullion, salt & pepper and cilantro.

Friday - This morning, we went to Saguaro National Park, the eastern one of the two. The last time we were here, just about everything was closed including the eight mile scenic drive. This used to be a National Monument but was changed to a National Park in the mid-90s. I’m not sure why. 

The recent rains have resulted in a lot more green than usual. This is an ocotillo plant which usually looks like a bunch of dried up sticks. We didn’t see any wildlife except for lizards running across the road and only a handful of other vehicles on the loop. Lots of bicyclists in the parking lot so I suspect that the one-way loop road could get congested. 

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