Friday, March 4, 2011

Oh gosh, not cooking just living.

My parents are a tad on the crazy side.  I have been told drinking a "few" beers every night is normal by them.  I have been told to take Lexapro to be happy by them.  I have been told to take whatever is stronger than Vicodin by them.  And, day after day, Lena Fay says no, (well not about the beer).  And day after day, my Mom and Dad are better than your Mom and Dad. They kind of say the shit that your parents would never say.

I have some type of free-be card with these guys.  It doesn't really matter about my outrageous adventures.  Kissing a few Italians, hoping a few planes to Europe for a good time or two, or seven. It simply doesn’t matter.  The craziness in them has given me love, and my ability to cook.  My Father taught me the best red sauce of my life when I was 13 years old and you need to learn it.  It's so simple and honors its ingredients.  He taught me while drinking Scotch.  I remember the smell of Scotch and Pasta to this day.  


3 clove garlic
½ red onion
1/2cup red wine
3 Tp olive oil
2 cups crushed tomatoes (or canned tomatoes)
Fresh basil, (at the end)

Here it goes:

Heat onion in oil for 10 mins or less (med heat)
Heat garlic in oil for 2 mins (med heat)
Deglaze for ½ a min. with red wine (high heat)
Add Tomatoes
drink some of the wine
Chuck in basil (at the end)
Oh, the boyfriends keep coming back for this one and this thing is Vegan.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Salad is not for skinny girls

I live with two skinny girls and watching them eat is painful at times. The joy of food evaporates off them. I love when they get drunk and eat pasta. I love when they get drunk in general because they probably needed that. But, today I ate like them. Salad. I woke up mad and timid at the same time. Then I realized I needed a salad. Salads do good things to you. I make mine with spinach and tuna. I did not have these things so in my PJ's I went to my natural foods store. They had some great tuna. I say great because anything from Italy is great. And most likely attractive.

Lena Fay's Tuna:
Drain your tuna
3 Tablespoons Vegenaise
splash of good mustard
1/8 a finely chopped red onion
1 finely chopped celery stick

I am a meat eater. Why the Veganaise? Look at the ingredients on your Mayo jar. That's some genetically modified bad stuff. And, from those days when I was a Vegan (Lent), I have learned Veganaise is amazing.
Put that stuff on a bed of spinach and you will be full and happy. And you will probably be kind of skinny, just not super skinny.