Day 354. Full Flavoured?

More recipes today.  But this one isn’t what you’re expecting.  At least I don’t think it is.  Because it has nothing to do with the kitchen.  Now you’re really measuring cupsconfused, aren’t you?  Fear not.  All’s about to be made clear.

To be honest, when I first saw Monday’s WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge, I passed it by.  But after yesterday’s post, where you found out how I make bouillabaisse, I decided to give it another look:

“How does the old saying go — girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys are snips and snails and puppy dog tails?

Aside from not knowing what a snip is, I don’t buy it; we’re much more complex than lollipops and unicorns and toy trucks and frogs.  This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you.  We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken (although we’ll take that, too — a good fried chicken recipe is always handy).  We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you, you.”

It’s a pretty tall order, but I’ve decided to give it a try.  Here goes:

MAIN INGREDIENTS

2 c. curiosity

1 1/4 c. activist

1 1/4 c. animal lover

1 c. opinions

1 c. raucous laugh (reserve 1/4 cup for garnish)

1/4 c. tenacity (can be replaced with damn-she’s-stubborn)

1/8 c. impatience

1/8 c. cynicism

6 fl. oz optimism

5 oz. integrity

1/4 lb balls

3 heaping T wanderlust

2 T soft touch

2 bites sarcasm

A string of four-letter words

A bushel of books

2 dashes of intolerance

pinch of short fuse (uh, make that 2 pinches)

pinch of bitch

INSTRUCTIONS

Beat the impatience, intolerance, short fuse and bitch until soft.  Combine the opinions, cynicism, sarcasm, and tenacity.  Whisk for 5 minutes.  Mix everything together.  Add the rest of the ingredients, saving the balls and four-letter-words for the topping.  Douse liberally with hot sauce.  Chill until mellow.

GARNISH

Remaining laughter

SERVE WITH

Equal parts of Bob Marley, Etta James, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye.  And a whole lotta love.

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