Most meals this time of year are centered around the garden harvest. There's much contentment and a bit of amazement eating that which we've grown. When I make brown rice, I make a gigantic batch. I freeze them in 2 cup portions. I take them out of the freezer for those days that we've played so hard that we just about forgot dinner. Unthaw the rice. Sautee in oil whatever fresh veggies and herbs are abundant, crack and scramble an egg (from the coop if you have one), add the rice, cook until warm. Fried rice never tasted fresher. And you know, my kids eat it. For that I'm thankful.