Don't think that Rebecca's the only one around here who does any cooking! She's just the only one who does it well...
So, low on groceries and at a loss as to what to make for dinner last night, I cooked up a big pot of kasha (the traditional way, mixing it with eggs and cooking it dry before adding the water, just like my New Laurel's Kitchen tells me to). All we had in terms of produce was a sprouting sweet potato, a slightly shrivelled zuchinni, and a fair-to-middling yellow zuchinni squash with the stem end inexplicably cut off (Richard?). I didn't feel like making another boring stirfry so I grated up these three dubious specimens and mixed them in with the kasha. After letting them wilt and steam a little, I opened the lid to survey and taste my creation. The whole mess tasted like something you might cook up to feed your dog if he had a stomache ache.
So now it's about 9pm, I'm hungry, Richard's hungrier, and I have this giant pot of pet food that I don't want to eat. So I resorted to the age-old cop-out: make it delicious by frying it. I mixed in some salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, and turmeric, made it into patties, dipped them in egg & milk, coated them with crushed matzoh and more chickpea flour, and fried them up in olive oil. Voila! Not quite worthy of inclusion in Lidia's Big Fat Family Table, but good enough to call it dinner. Let us rejoice.
Just another quiet Sunday around here... R's being crafty on the sewing machine we inherited from his co-worker, and I'm puttering around in my pj's. Bill gave us four of his runtiest pepper plants which we planted in our yard today... I can't imagine we'll get anywhere near the bounty that he does, but we're hoping for at least a few. Our new neighbor is now living full-time in the side of the duplex closest to us, so we keep having to remind ourselves that there's another human twenty feet away at all times. A particularly perilous situation these days, when it's still so cool that everyone has all their windows open all the time.
Hope everyone's having a good May! I'm enjoying our new shrine, and encourage everyone to take some time out of their busy schedules to bow down before it whenever the urge strikes. (Um, does encouraging people to worship false idols get me disqualified from my birthright Israel trip?)