It’s been a busy day today. When I woke up this morning, the weather was GORGEOUS and cool, so I decided that today was the day I’d finally get my container garden put together. So I headed on in to the co-op and got plants and dirt. Of course I bought a half scoop and they put in a whole one, which they often do, but when you really truly only NEED half a scoop…well then you call up the neighbors and see if they have any holes that need filling (they did). So now I’ve got a small army of 4 or 5 gallon pots, plus a few random stragglers I dug up because–hey…whole scoop of dirt!–marching around the edge of our patio. I planted two kinds of peppers, zucchini, squash, a whole bunch of Sweet 100 tomatoes, some basil, and curly parsley.
Then there was the issue I’ve been having this week of opening the fridge door and stuff falling out because things just weren’t FITTING right. So it was TOTALLY time for a full on fridge clean out. I didn’t actually toss that much, but somehow when I put it all back in, there was more room. I have no idea how that works. I suspect a singularity on the third shelf. But anyway, finally got around to individually packaging all the bulk stuff–3 pounds of pepperoni, 3 pounds of almonds. Doing all the chopping and menu planning, trying to sort out what I’ve got that I forgot I had (that whole pushed to the back of the fridge is AWFUL), that needs to be used.
A few weeks ago I bought some Brussels sprouts to try because I realized it was one of those foods I said I didn’t like but I’d never actually had them. So I ended up cleaning those up and roasting them for a snack, adapting this recipe. The end result was actually pretty good, which was a surprise because, frankly, I hate cabbage in most incarnations (bok choy being the single exception). But the quick, high heat roast really brings out the natural sweetness, which balances out well with the saltiness of the pecorino. Hubby wouldn’t actually taste them to see. This kind of things drives me nuts. Just because you had a food once, all that means is you didn’t like how it was prepared THEN. You should always try a BITE. There are all kinds of things he swore he didn’t like that it turned out he didn’t like how they’d been prepared before. And I guarantee, whoever fixed him Brussels sprouts didn’t make them like this. But whatever. This is the take home message to you picky eaters who are trying to find more stuff to eat because you’re BORED with the limited stuff you like: Try stuff DIFFERENT WAYS. Just because you don’t like it one way, doesn’t mean you won’t like it another.
Yesterday I watched a couple more episodes of Season 2 of Lost Girl. I haven’t watched in a while and thought I’d go back to see if it piqued my interest. Yeah… Not so much. Ever since they completely made the romance plot with Bo and Dyson go kablooey, turned Dyson into an asshat, and started this whole Garuda thread, I’ve just been BORED. I don’t care anymore. Kenzi is the most interesting character on the show (and seriously, girl, you gave up Nate to stay and protect Bo, you have my respect and I offer you much chocolate and shoes), but she is, of course, not the focus. There’s just too much else I’d like to watch to keep up with it.
I’ve eaten Brussels sprouts one time and hated them. HATED. But they were frozen and just cooked however it said to cook them. Since I don’t hate cabbage, maybe it’s time to revisit this food. I need veggies!