It’s easy to get bored when it’s raining outside. That’s because the gloomy skies and the sound of rain makes you feel tired and sleepy. Besides taking a nap, I have found other things to do on rainy days.
When it’s raining outside I go to my DVD library and pull out my favorite movies. I am a mystery fan so I have several DVD episodes of “Murder She Wrote” and “Perry Mason”. I put in the DVD, get a warm blanket, make myself a big bowl of popcorn and enjoy the show.
Reading one of my favorite books is also something I like to do when it is raining outside. I find a comfortable chair, open my book and kick back and relax. To make myself feel even more comfortable, I make a mug of hot chocolate or a hot cup of tea.
I always recommend reading a good book or watching your favorite TV show when it is raining, because there are usually two things we won’t do or make time for when it is sunny outside. So try and take advantage of this downtime.
On cold wet rainy days I also like to experiment in the kitchen. It’s something about the beat of those raindrops that makes me feel like cooking. I will usually pull out all the leftovers in my refrigerator and see if I can make a meal out of them. For example, a few weeks ago when it was raining outside I took all my leftover bread and make two bread puddings. One pudding was savory and the other was a dessert pudding. For the savory pudding, I took leftover slices of garlic bread and cut them up into small pieces. I put the pieces of bread in a bowl and added in some chopped green onions, diced red peppers, diced tomatoes, four large scoops of plain Greek yogurt, two teaspoons of salt and pepper, and half cup of coconut milk. I mixed everything together and poured the mixture into a baking dish and let it bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. The yogurt makes the pudding so firm you can actually slice it.
For the dessert pudding, I cut up slices of leftover raising bread. I put the bread in a bowl and added in a cup of almond milk, teaspoon of cinnamon, two tablespoons of Greek yogurt, a handful of chopped almonds, and two tablespoons of honey. After the pudding finished baking in the oven, I took a bowlful of it into the living and ate it while watching the rain through the window.
So there you have it, these are some of the things I like to do on a cold raining day.