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