Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Pooh. I know some friends from Community Pres are at Macaroni Grill for a goodbye to the Erricks. I'm jealous. Me too girls! I want delicious bread soaked in olive oil and spices and a cocktail! And splitting a dish with Angie Wilkes. And being too loud and asking the waiter personal questions (well, not me- maybe Maja- wink) Dang. Not to mention laughing until I ache and falling asleep on the way home. Again, pooh.

I have overeaten today. Chocolate has been calling my name. But I did run this morning. Still, I've gone WAY above my neurotic "calorie count". I stopped counting at lunch when I polished off a box of generic, stale Wheat Thins. They weren't good and they weren't chocolaty. If I had had a bottle of chocolate syrup, I would've poured it in them.

I made chocolate chip cookies last night. They were good. Well, the first 1/2 dozen were good, but not feeling real well right now after the second half. Note to self: Bake only when I know they won't all be eaten by me.

I have rotton bananas in my refrigerator to make banana bread. They stink. But,that wonderful banana bread is calling me (scroll down the link for that recipe).

I have a raw cabbage in my refrigerator. What the heck can I do with a raw cabbage? It came with the Angel Food stuff this month. I think I just stared at it for a full 5 minutes before I finally put it in the fridge. Where it has sat for 4 days. Untouched. Well, I did push it back today to make room for something more appealing. I've heard cabbage stinks when you cook it. I've no idea.

I'm trying to teach myself how to walk straight. Not that I walk like I'm drunk, but to learn how to walk more "like a lady"- toe-heel-toe-heel. It's easier to do in heels. I don't know why I wanted to learn how to do this. I'm sure I've never thought of it before I moved here. Maybe I'm bored. With my walk. I walk in the aligned squares at the school. Toe-heel-toe-heel. I watch my feet to make sure they're doing it right. I'm sure no one else is looking. Ish.

I think I've developed an allergy to perfumed soaps and lotions. Great. My legs felt like they were on fire all day yesterday. Today, (minus perfumed soap) they did not feel like they were on fire. Live and learn.

Today is my friend Kelly's birthday. We've known each other since we were six years old. Happy Birthday, Kelly! She's pregnant for the second year in a row on her birthday. How fun is that?

So far, so good on the house. Except that I've wasted far, FAR too much time on the computer doing Facebook and blogs. Must go do something productive.


Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly - congratulations, too!

OK, Kim, here's a recipe for that cabbage. I found it while looking for St. Patrick's Day recipes. Even the kids liked it!

Irish Potatoes

6 medium potatoes (about 2 lbs)
1/2 head green cabbage, shredded (about 3 cups)
6 green onions (with tops), chopped
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
Salt & Pepper

Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling. Add potatoes, return to boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes; drain. Heat cabbage, onions, water, and 1/8 tsp salt to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until crisp-tender, 5 to 10 minutes; drain.

Mash potatoes until no lumps remain. Beat in milk in small amounts. Add 1/4 cup butter, salt, and pepper to taste; beat until potatoes are light and fluffy. Stir in cabbage and onions; dot with butter.

Laura Leigh said...

Slice that cabbage, some onions and some bell pepper all into think strips, then pour Zesty Italian Dressing (and a little Mrs. Dash, if you use it) over it just before serving. Delicioso!

Anonymous said...

Or you could just stir-fry and add your favorite seasoning (it doesn't stink when you cook it fast)! Did you wear your heels to work today?
Wendy R.

Anonymous said...

You were missed my dear, believe me. Everytime we are together your presence is missed. Know we love you dearly and think of you often.

Jennifer said...

we make slaw with cabbage, cukes, and tomatoes and a sauce with mayo and vinegar. tangy and yummy. my kids love it.

Missy said...

I think you should take the cabbage on your run and randomly pull it out of your pocket and eat it...the girl running with you would be in shock and you may could even use it to soak up swet.
Pass her a piece and then ask her if she still wants to go running with you at 5:00am tomorrow.
It would be like a game..."Guess which piece of produce Kim will pull out of her black pocket today"

heather said...

Don't fall down while trying to walk pretty that would not be pretty. I agree make slaw with the cabbage. Missed you last night. We went into Banana Republic last night, they had this super fab trouser jeans that you would have loved. They were only $94.00!!! Big Saver is much better priced although the selection is limited.

Abbey said...

I agree with Missy. Take it on the go... you never know what may come up. You may want to throw a cabbage head at someone for fun sometime. Hey, Michelle carries cucumbers in her purse, why not cabbage?

Or feed it to the wild rabbits. Doesn't MS have rabbits? I'm sure they have rabbits.

You're a great writer, btw! I could read very few "randomacious" posts and laugh and enjoy as much as yours. I laughed when I pictured you staring at the cabbage for 5 minutes... like it was an alien form. :)

Amy said...

Cabbage DOES stink when it is cooked. reminds me of old people's houses. I used to stay with my Mom's aunt and she always cooked veggies that stunk.
You can get a temporary reaction to perfumy soaps and lotions. Best thing to do is stay away from them for awhile and then you will be able to used them again at some point. I had this one time and you can make it worse by still using them. You need to give your skin a break, even try some benadryl or other allergy med. It dos get better!

Paige said...

Yes, it stinks while cooking, but it is really good. Just boil and add a little butter and salt and pepper!

j_webb said...

Yea! Steam it! Salt, pepper and... PEPPER SAUCE.... is a must. I eat it like greens.

Anonymous said...

I have a GREAT recipe for cabbage and ham stew. If you still have it. It's probably rotten by now. Bon voyage...MEGAN