I never would have thought to substitute in the brown rice for rice-a-roni ... very inventive shaun.
I try to keep spices around the house, but I havent been doing much cooking lately. spices are tough though, if you go to costo they are still expensive, and you end up with a paint bucket full of each one.
I don't do this for my family, my friends, women, accolades, pride, or ego. I do it for me and no one else, its just part of who I am.