Hi everyone. I’m going to air some dirty laundry: I pull my hair from the shower drain and leave it on the sink. I’ve done it my whole life. I feel like I am making an effort by pulling it from the drain. I always intend to throw it out but just can’t seem to remember to take that next step of actually throwing it in the garbage. It drives Brian crazy and he thinks I’m being passive-aggressive by leaving it there. Isn’t it enough that I take it out of the drain??
Some of us out there have mentioned how annoyed or subtly annoyed our partners get when we don’t have dinner made at night. Isn’t it enough that we are shopping, buying food, running errands, doing laundry, working, making social plans, keeping our kids alive, helping save the world, etc?
Well, although we are trying to do our best and it seems like we are doing all we can do, maybe, just maybe, we could try some new techniques or strategies to think out of the box to accomplish what we want or what we should do for ourselves and our families. The question is: Is it worth it to make the effort? Only you know the answer. I, for one, have been truly trying to remember to throw that nasty hairball out before I leave the bathroom.
I don’t want to start any arguments, but here’s a link to an article discussing how much more work women do once they get married:
Anyway, here’s a great recipe I created the other day . I can’t bear throwing away the stalks to my organic brocolli since they are so crazily expensive. In years past, I would look around and make sure noone was watching me, and break the stems off so they would weigh less. I guess I now have a more developed super ego so I have stopped. Here’s the use I have found for them.
Steamed Brocolli Stalks alla Alma:
Stalks from a bunch of brocolli
handful of pine nuts
grated parmiaggani cheese to taste
salt and pepper
1/2 lb of pasta if this is an entree
Trim the stalks by peeling them with a carrot peeler until the fibrousy outer layer is off. Slice into 1/4″ size pieces and steam or boil until tender (steaming is healthier for you)
Toast a handful of pine nuts on a low flame-watch carefully so they don’t burn.
drizzle stalk slices with olive oil, add pine nuts , salt and pepper to taste and grate cheese to taste. Voila! Place on top of a serving or two of pasta if it is an entree or leave as is for a side dish. Enjoy!