Hello again, I am early tonight, in the sense that I don’t have anything left on this evening’s agenda – so I decided to drop by here. Two other occurrences were conducive to some bloggage, the first being my dinner. Not microwaved, but still nothing I had to “cook” by any stretch of the imagination, but still a meal I had been looking forward to for the bulk of the day.
& that was, a serving of Michelangelo’s eggplant parmigiana, and a side of Mc Dougals’s Minestrone soup. The former I simply threw in the oven for an hour, and the latter needed only a cup of boiling water, a stir, and 10 minutes to steep. The parmigiana came in a plastic container, which claims to be oven safe, but it filled the kitchen with a burnt plastic funk that was rather unsettling, and yet again, I regretted not just throwing the bitch in the nukie – selah.
The second aspect of the evening that recalled me to the blog was a snip of a conversation I had with my father regarding our respective cooking practices. See, it is not just myself who has abandoned the art of making food. My father has as well, not for entirely the same reasons as myself, but similar. Conservation is a major theme in this home, so while I do not cook for fear of making a mess, and then being left without knowing how to clean it up without using water or paper towels, or whatever, my father has surrendered due to not being allowed to buy groceries, as frivolous shopping is also, apparently, wasteful.
& I do not mean to go on moaning about love and loss and living in a post-divorce family – but I would like to say that my biological mother did always have a certain amount of tolerance for my father & I’s eccentricities in the kitchen. Likely due to the fact that in the end we did always clean up our disasters, and the food that was a product of them was 90% really good to eat…
But this is a new world now, and we have not yet adapted. This is no one’s fault pre-se, but I do eagerly await the day that I might make a curry with abandon – I’m gonna get some on the floor even!