Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Note

Hi Everyone,

     This is not a real post. This is just something I really want to say. Today, I looked into my fridge with despair. Other than an unopened packet of turkey and a bunch of kale that I boiled yesterday to use throughout the week, I really had nothing. But, I do not have time to grocery shop! I have two midterms and two papers due next week people. It is crunch time. Also, its raining. Which has more to do with it.

     Anyway, there was a packet of linguine in my pantry and that kale in the fridge, and I thought: well, I can do some kind of kale in pasta sauce for dinner. But as my pasta was boiling away, I had an epiphany! Why not cook the kale again in a simple olive oil and lemon "sauce" with some pepper? And once I had a little pot of a tablespoon of olive oil, some lemon juice, and generous grindings of pepper of course I had to add some dried basil to it...or a lot. So, I mixed everything together and dumped in my kale. It got all nice and hot, I added a little more olive oil, stirred in my cooked linguine so it got all nice and shiny with my improvised "sauce" (I don't know what you call an olive oil sauce...is it just a mixture? a dressing?), and slid it onto my plate.

     And what this very long-winded story is leading to is this: First off, I had a dinner which I wolfed down in five minutes. It took me barely longer than that to make, and just three or four ingredients. So what I want to say is, don't give up on cooking. I know we're all busy and to everyone who's in college, I'm in college too! (Though my kitchen is probably bigger and nicer than yours, I know this....it is one of the reasons I chose this apartment...) But anyway, once you start cooking, whether from recipes or out of your head, you can eat simple, absolutely delicious food any time. I just ate a bunch of kale for dinner! Who'd have thunk. Cooking doesn't have to be complicated, and it doesn't have to take a lot of time, ingredients, or money. So when you get the chance, or the space, cook a little! You'll be happy with where it takes you.

Much love,

PS. If you want to make pasta cooking time shorter and you have an electric kettle, boil a ton of water in the kettle, and then transfer it to the pasta pot! It'll be at a rolling boil in no time, and you don't have to be waiting for that pot to boil while your stomach growls and growls.


  1. Thanks! It's nice to know someone's out there to hear :)