March 7th, 2008


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1. I know everyone's sick of hearing what's wrong with me, but now I've broken out in spots. Little itchy red spots all over my chest and back. W. T. F. And it's a skin thing. They're not bug bites. It looks like pityriasis rosea, but it doesn't exactly fit the description. Also, my nine canker sores are healed, and now I have ten new ones. WHY DOES MY BODY HATE ME?

2. No job stuff yet. It's starting to be a little depressing when I update family on how we're doing and they're all "my goodness, I thought you'd have a job by now!" Me too. Meeeeeeeeeeee too.

3. In case I DID get the Enumclaw job, I took lots of pictures there before the job interview, so I could show Tyler what the town was like. This was the only one worth sharing.

But here are the good things:

1. Husbands are awesome for when you wake up at 3 AM with night terrors (an interesting amalgam of the boogeyman from King's Quest VII and the Skull Kid's puppets in Twilight Princess, in case you were wondering).

2. Tyler's making green chile enchiladas tonight.

3. We're getting a nice tax return back this year.
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My kitchen-fu has been strong this week.

We've just found two recipes that seem to hit an awesome cooking trifecta of a) cheap, b) easy to make, and c) very good for you.

The first one is sauteed kale. Kale is all kinds of good for you and is readily available, but I never had the slightest idea of what to do with the stuff. The recipe is here. I was wary, because I don't like onions as a rule, but sauteeing the kale in onions and garlic really did a lot to kill the kale's inherent bitterness.

Kale is hardcore, by the way. Kale is like a scrappy streetfighter, and all other leafy greens are ballerinas with osteoporosis. I blanched that stuff for 10 minutes at full boil and it barely cared.

The second one is moong daal, an Indian lentil dish. It's thick, savory, spicy, and wonderful over rice.

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