There’s nothing like a month of rich holiday foods to make you crave salad and raw produce. Which is why against my better judgment yet again I’m going to schlep all of the kids to Wegman’s and WholeFoods.
I have these friends Ashley and Shelley whom I run into all the time. Safeway, Pho Thang Long, red lights, etc. Whenever I run into them they are together and seem to be having a great time in their usual laidback way. I seem always to be on the third errand of the day with all my children whining about how much they hate it when I take them shopping and me assuring said children they could not possibly hate it as much as I do. At such times I am barely able to construct a civil greeting much less take the murderous look off my face. So, yeah. They think I’m psycho. And they are kind of right.
But I’m pretty sure this time is going to be different. This time the kids will behave. This time their patience will hold out twice as long, and mine, thrice as long. This time parking will be easy, and no soulless misanthropes with have taken all the twin strollers for their SINGLETONS! And this time I’ll actually cook and eat all the vegetables instead of hosting them like a foster parent for a brief moment before kicking them to the curb.
Here is my favorite vegetable cookbook. I’ve tried dozens of recipes in here and almost all of them have been great (except some maple parsnip garbage). We especially love the ginger-lime asparagus and the mashed sweet potatoes. And I really love the food science and general vegetable preparation information. So that’s how you clean and cut celery root! And it’s worth it to know from a controlled study that there’s absolutely no benefit to things like foil wrapping potatoes or stabbing them with a fork before you bake them. Knowledge is power.
And here’s a picture of what will happen after the three-stop whin-a-thon I’m about to embark on. Push through.
Except Peppers will have his seatbelt on this time. EEEEK!!